Safest Cars in America in 2018

Safety has always been a top priority at SafeAuto. While you are out on the road, you can’t always prevent an accident from happening but fortunately, car producers today are increasing their safety standards. Companies like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS, run various crash tests to evaluate the safety of new cars each year. The better your car performs in crash tests and the more safety features it has, the safer you will be on the road.

safest cars in america 2018

IIHS has just released their Top Safety Pick+, their picks for the safest cars in America. Requirements for the Top Safety Pick+ award was strengthened for 2018 to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes (which involves the front corner of a vehicle). IIHS began including these requirements in their ratings to improve passenger safety in the event of a crash and to treat headlights as safety equipment rather than mere design elements. These qualifications were combined with good ratings in driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints, and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention as requirements for the Top Safety Pick+ rating.

If you are looking for a new vehicle, the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list is a good place to start:


2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Small cars

  • Kia Forte (sedan only)
  • Kia Soul
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru WRX

Midsize cars

  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry

Large luxury xars

  • BMW 5 series
  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class (sedan only)

Midsize SUV

  • Hyundai Sant Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Midsize luxury SUV

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

Don’t see your vehicle on the list? Visit IIHS’s site to get crash-test results of your car. It protects you so protect your car with the right insurance for the right price. Call 1-800-SAFEAUTO (1-800-723-3288) to speak to a representative or visit for a free online quote.

Add Comment