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.
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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.
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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 AutoGuide.com 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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