The Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2017

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named its Top Safety Pick+ award winners for 2017.

Earlier this year, IIHS introduced new headlight evaluations, which are now factored in to the top award. In order to receive a Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS, a vehicle must 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 autobrake. Headlights must earn a good or acceptable rating.

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The crossovers and SUVs that received a good rating on headlights include the Hyundai Santa Fe and Volvo XC60.

See the full list of crossovers and SUVs that earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ below.

Acura MDX

Learn more: 2017 Acura MDX Gains New Face, Tech and Power

Acura RDX

Learn more: 2016 Acura RDX Revealed at Chicago Auto Show

Audi Q5

Learn more: 2018 Audi Q5 Review

Buick Envision

Learn more: 2017 Buick Envision Premium Review

Honda Pilot

Learn more: 2016 Honda Pilot Review

Hyundai Santa Fe (built after March 2016)

Learn more: Hyundai Rolls Out Facelifted 2017 Santa Fe

Lexus NX

Learn more: 2016 Lexus NX 300h Review: Curbed with Craig Cole

Lexus RX

Learn more: 2016 Lexus RX 450h Review: Curbed with Craig Cole

Mazda CX-3

Learn more: 2016 Mazda CX-3 Review

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Learn more: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

Mitsubishi Outlander

Learn more: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Nissan Rogue

Learn more: 2017 Nissan Rogue Debuts with Updated Look, More Convenience Features

Subaru Forester (built after October 2016)

Learn more: 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review

Toyota RAV4

Learn more: 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE Review

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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