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Safest Cars in America

AutoNXT Logo By Perry Stern of AutoNXT | Slide 1 of 50: IIHS Top Safety Picks+

IIHS Top Safety Picks+

Every new car sold in America must meet certain safety standards mandated by Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, for motor vehicle safety. While airbags, seat belts and crumple zones meet these requirements and will keep you and your loved ones safe in a crash, technologies available in many new cars work to avoid the crash altogether. Systems vary among car companies — some use radar, others use cameras — but the ultimate goal is lessening or avoiding impacts without the need for driver input. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates car for crashworthiness, and those that earn top scores in all crash tests and offer some level of crash-avoidance technology gain distinction as IIHS Top Safety Pick+ vehicles. Here, in alphabetical order, are the new vehicles that achieve this elite IIHS rank, shown with their front crash prevention rating and points earned out of six possible as well as the cost of adding crash prevention technology.

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