Insurance Institute for Highway safety- IIHS has awarded its top safety honors to 13 cars. These cars have earned either good or acceptable ratings according to IIHS overlap test, besides are top scorers in a host of other tests conducted by IIHS before declaring them as the safest cars of all. Of the 13 cars, four are on sale in India, Honda Accord, (Maruti) Suzuki Kizashi, Volvo S60 and Volkswagen Passat.
Entire list of cars who made it to the list of safest cars include, Acura TL, Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord – 2 and 4 door, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Suzuki Kizashi, VW Passat, and Volvo S60. IIHS evaluated a total of 29 models, putting them through stringent tests to declare these 13 cars with highest level of all round crash protection.
IIHS rates safe cars on the basis of good, acceptable, marginal and poor performance when taking into account overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover, seat and head restrains for protection against neck injuries. Entrants should receive good ratings in a minimum of 5 evaluations to be able to enter this list of top safety cars. These results were declared for luxury and near luxury midsized cars followed by midsized moderately priced cars. The results of small SUVs are expected to be revealed in spring. For more information, scroll down.