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Are you hoping Santa brings you a new car this year? Whether you are adding a new driver to your policy or just looking to upgrade, we know safety ranks high on your list of priorities. Here’s a list of the top safety pick+ 2018 model vehicles coming to the market, based on data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS evaluates the safety of vehicles based on crash worthiness and crash avoidance and the testing was stricter than ever before. Just 15 vehicles qualified for the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from IIHS after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes. The inclusion of passenger-side crash testing is a first for any IIHS award after it became clear that some manufacturers weren’t paying sufficient attention to the passenger side as they made improvements to achieve better performance in the driver-side small overlap front test. Find out what cars are topping the nice list for safety this year!


Safest 2018 model vehicles by size:

Small Cars

Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Subaru Impreza (4 door sedan & 4 door wagon), Subaru WRX

Midsize SUVs

Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Midsize Luxury SUVs

Mercedes Benz GLC

Midsize Cars

Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Toyota Camry

Large Luxury Cars

BMW 5 Series, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Lincoln Continental, Mercedes Benz E-Class (sedan)

A total of 62 vehicles met the higher testing standards to earn the IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick awards. No minivans, pickups or mini cars earn the highest award. Models from a wider range of vehicle types earn TOP SAFETY PICK, but there are no mini cars in that category either. For the full list of top safety picks, check the IIHS Full Report.

With plenty of improved safety features these models provide a big step towards keeping you and your loved ones safer on the road. For more ways to protect what matters most, just call us at 724-929-2300. Our insurance agents will compare quotes for you and get you the right coverage at the best price! You’ll save time and money when you get your insurance through CSC.

Don’t forget to protect any expensive presents you might find under your tree this year too!