The Safest Cars and Trucks You Can Buy in 2017

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The Safest Cars and Trucks You Can Buy in 2017

If you’re shopping for a car, minivan or truck, the list will help you find the safest vehicle you can buy in 2017.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced its Top Safety Pick+ award winners for 2017, and new for this year, each vehicle must earn a good (the highest possible rating) or acceptable rating in the new headlight evaluation in order to receive the top award. The other parameters of the test haven’t changed, which means vehicles must also earn good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention with standard or optional automatic emergency braking.

SEE ALSO: These Are the 38 Safest Cars of 2017

Thanks to the new headlight ratings, just 38 vehicles managed a Top Safety Pick+ award, down from 79 models in 2016.

See the full list of cars, minivans and pickup trucks that earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ below.


Audi A4

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Learn more: 2017 Audi A4 Review


Chevrolet Volt

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Learn more: 2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier Review


Chrysler Pacifica

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Learn more: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review


Genesis G80

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Learn more: New Twin-Turbo V6 Joins Genesis G80 Lineup


Genesis G90

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Learn more: 2017 Genesis G90 Review


Honda Accord Sedan

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Learn more: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review


Honda Ridgeline

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Learn more: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Review


Hyundai Elantra (sedan only, built after March 2016)

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Learn more: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Review


Lexus ES350

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Learn more: 2015 Lexus ES300h Review


Lexus RC

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Learn more: 2016 Lexus RC 200t Review


Mazda3

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Learn more: 2017 Mazda3 2.5L Review


Mazda6

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Learn more: 2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review


Nissan Altima

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Learn more: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs Nissan Altima


Nissan Maxima

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Learn more: 2016 Nissan Maxima Review


Subaru Legacy

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Learn more: 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R vs Chrysler 200S


Subaru Outback

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Learn more: 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Review


Toyota Camry

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Learn more: 2016 Toyota Camry Review: Curbed with Craig Cole


Toyota Corolla

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Learn more: 2016 Toyota Corolla S Plus Review


Toyota Prius (built after August 2016)

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Learn more: 2016 Toyota Prius Touring Review


Toyota Prius v

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Learn more: Toyota Prius v vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid


Volkswagen Jetta

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Learn more: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review


Volvo S60

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Learn more: 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar Review


Volvo V60

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Learn more: 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar Review

  • cardboardharley

    Never cared about the Safest Car or truck I could buy.
    Never looked at the vehicle that could get the most fuel milage either.
    Never, never ever looked at a Hybrid or electric vehicle.
    Not interested in throwing my money away on that.

    Always looked at the one I liked the Best.
    And they had power

  • Mike

    And there is the Corolla, but no mention of the Civic!!!! Almost all Toyota and Lexus vehicles btw.

  • John Thomson

    Nothing wrong with that!