Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

10. Acura MDX

Though the 2014 Acura MDX is the model that received the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, Acura has recently announced that the 2015 model year is now available. Since it’s a carry over model, it’s likely that the 2015 MDX will also receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating. As for pricing, the luxury SUV starts at $43,460 including destination and in front-wheel drive form gets an EPA estimated 20-mpg city, 28-mpg highway rating. Available with the company’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) for $2,000 additional, that model gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Acura MDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

  • 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.”