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These are the 15 safest cars money can buy for 2018

These are the 15 safest cars money can buy for 2018

And just a notch below was the Forester and Crosstrek earning the Top Safety Pick award when equipped with EyeSight and LED steering responsive headlights.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its picks for the safest cars of 2018. "Manufacturers have been taking this issue seriously since we first shed light on it, and we're confident that good small overlap protection will become the norm on the passenger side, just as it has on the driver side".

Forty-seven others did earn the lesser Top Safety Pick award.

Twelve cars and three SUVs earned the top rating, with another 47 models earning "Top Safety Pick" designations.

Here's a closer look at the 15 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners for 2018.

Most of the Top Safety Pick Plus Awards went to Hyundai Motor Company with 6 awards and Subaru with four.

"Toyota and Lexus remain committed to providing safe and reliable vehicles and we're proud to have Toyota Safety Sense and Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment on nearly every new model in our line-up".

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Every Subaru model except the BRZ coupe earned the rating.

The requirements for the highest-tier were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes, the IIHS said.

"Drivers expect that their passengers, who are often family, will be protected just as well as they are", Lund said.

For midsize cars, Subaru again got mentions with the Legacy and Outback, as did the Toyota Camry.

The group crashed brand new vehicles at speeds of 40 miles per hour in the pursuit of safety.

"All automakers have pledged to make auto braking standard equipment on their vehicles by 2022", said Lund.

"Most drivers when they buy a vehicle, they think their passenger is going to be protected as well as they are, and so our new test is to try to achieve that", Insurance Institute for Highway Safety President Adrian Lund said.


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