Safest Crossovers and SUVs You Can Buy in 2016

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Shopping for a crossover or SUV for your family?

Safety is an extremely important factor when shopping for a vehicle, especially one that will have your family on board. The crossover and SUV market has become so dominant and competitive, so has compiled a list of the safest ones you can purchase. The criteria was to find every crossover and SUV that has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as well as a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All vehicles on this list fit both requirements.

It’s worth noting that not all 2016 model year vehicles have been tested by both IIHS and NHTSA, so we will be keeping this list updated as often as possible with new additions as more vehicles get tested.

Here are the safest SUVs and crossovers you can purchase in 2016:

2016 Acura MDX

Learn more: 2016 Acura MDX gets 9-Speed Auto, Small Price Bump

2016 Acura RDX

Learn more: 2016 Acura RDX Gets Slight Price Bump

2016 Honda CR-V

Learn more: 2016 Honda CR-V Priced Starting from $24,475

2016 Honda Pilot

Learn more: 2016 Honda Pilot Review

2016 Hyundai Tucson

Learn more: 2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows New Face in NYC

2016 Infiniti QX60

Learn more: 2016 Infiniti QX60 Base Price Gets Slight Bump

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander (AWD Only)

Learn more: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

2016 Lexus NX

Learn more: 2015 Lexus NX Review

2016 Subaru Forester

Learn more: 2016 Subaru Forester Review

2016 Toyota RAV4

Learn more: Five Things You Need To Know About the 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Toyota Highlander

Learn more: 2017 Toyota Highlander Gets New V6, Eight-Speed Auto

2016 Volvo XC60

Learn more: 2015 Volvo XC60 vs Volvo V60 Cross Country

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Feb 03, 2016

    This abundant cornucopia of safety makes me want to drive off a bridge. It's amazing!