Here Are the Safest Vehicles of 2024

These 22 vehicles got top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2024 1:15 PM CDT
Here Are the Safest Vehicles of 2024
A long row of X3 sports-utility vehicles sits at a BMW dealership in Littleton, Colorado.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Don't feel the need for speed? Per Quartz, auto safety nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its annual Top Safety Pick awards. With newly toughened criteria that includes better protection for those in the back seat as well as pedestrians, 22 models received the highest honor, the Top Safety Pick+. This includes the BMW X3, a midsize luxury SUV that got top marks on tests for crashworthiness, crash avoidance, and mitigation. Here are the vehicles that made the cut in each category:

Small cars

  • Acura Integra
  • Mazda 3 hatchback
  • Mazda 3 sedan
  • Toyota Prius
Midsize cars
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
Large luxury car
  • Genesis Electrified G80
Small SUVs
  • Genesis GV60
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda CX-50 (built after August 2023)
Midsize SUVs
  • Ford Explorer
  • Kia Telluride
  • Mazda CX-90
  • Nissan Pathfinder (built after November 2023)
  • Subaru Ascent
Midsize luxury SUVs
  • Acura MDX
  • BMW X3
  • Genesis GV80 built (after August 2023)
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Class (with optional front crash prevention)
  • Tesla Model Y

(Edmunds ranks the best five cars under $30,000).

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