Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

2. Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander might be your choice if you’re looking for dependability and reliability with the 2014 Highlander LE starting from $30,075. Standard on the Highlander is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque while a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 is available with 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. As for fuel economy, the Highlander gets a respectable 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with the four-cylinder engine while the V6 nets 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

  • TDS

    If the list is alphabetical, they shouldn’t be numbered. Seems like a countdown to the safest vehicle, when in reality, the worst performer is the Toyota Highlander listed at #2. If you checked NHTSA as well as IIHS, the Highlander, Equinox, Rogue, Terrain, Forester and Outlander all fall behind many other SUVs. There are only four that ace both NHTSA and IIHS. The MDX, M-Class, CX-5 and XC60.

  • Lex

    Makes you wonder what was the payment made to from those listed was. In other words, this is likely just paid advertising.

  • Jamal

    Did you even read the article? “To determine the safest crossovers and SUVs available in today’s
    marketplace, we headed over to see which vehicles have been awarded a
    Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
    With the addition of the new small overlap front crash test, the IIHS
    truly puts the newest cars to the test in order to determine which are
    the safest. Given the requirement of being a Top Safety Pick+, there
    were exactly 10 crossovers and SUVs on the list and are listed in
    alphabetical order.”