Crash Test for 2007 Top Safety Pick

TOP SAFETY PICK 2007 Award Winners
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces 15 cars (2007 models) that win its Top Safety Pick award. The awards recognize car designs that afford the best protection for people in front, side, and rear crashes, based on good performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control. The winning vehicles were chosen from among current models of small, midsize, and large cars plus minivans.



Audi A6


  Audi A4
  Saab 9-3
  Subaru Legacy, with optional electronic stability control


  Hyundai Entourage
  Kia Sedona

Midsize SUVs


Acura RDX


Ford Edge


Honda Pilot


Lincoln MKX


Mercedes M class


Subaru B9 Tribeca


Volvo XC90

Small SUVs

  Honda CR-V
  Subaru Forester, with optional electronic stability control

Top Safety Pick 2007 criteria

The Institute rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. The first requirement for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick is to earn good ratings in all three Institute tests. A new requirement for 2007 is that the winning vehicles must offer electronic stability control. This addition is based on Institute research indicating that ESC significantly reduces crash risk, especially the risk of fatal single vehicle crashes, by helping drivers maintain control of their vehicles during emergency maneuvers.



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways

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