Find the safest cars and vehicles and the most dangerous cars and vehicles
Last updated on: 22nd of November 2014 at 1:53 pm (EST)

HOME



Informed For Life does not accept donations, funding, or advertisements, from any individual or organization.

.

 

Mission Statement:

.

Provide a free, public service to guide consumers on the use of vehicle crash test and fatality data—to save lives.

.


      
image/jpeg

On a typical day in the U.S. there are 14,847 motor vehicle accidents, injuring 6,471 people and killing 92.


.

Choose your vehicle as though your life depends on it!

.



.



.

 

Use the arrowsnext to Year, Make, Model, Style and then press GO to see the safety assessment for your vehicle.

..

st1
See the InformedForLife.org Safety Evaluation for Your Vehicle
st3

 

.




 


.




.

 

The Safest Vehicles for 2011-2015

--See safety criteria listed below this table--

.

updated November 21, 2014
  NOTE: Of 3585 vehicles rated for 2011-2015: 3% meet SAFEST criteria; 50% fail to meet SAFEST criteria; 47% have insufficient data.  
  Year Model InformedForLife.org Safety Ranking Driver Weight-Effect Fatality Factor*** Test Vehicle Weight (lbs.) Body
  2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR AWD Safest 1% 0.62 4376 CAR
  2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR RWD Safest 1% 0.62 4376 CAR
  2015 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD Safest 1% 0.62 4400 VAN
  2015 SUBARU LEGACY 4 DR AWD Safest 3% 0.84 3628 CAR
  2015 CHRYSLER 200 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.91 3447 CAR
  2015 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.96 3315 CAR
             
  2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV 4WD Safest 1% 0.31 4754 SUV
  2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV RWD Safest 1% 0.31 4754 SUV
  2014 ACURA MDX SUV AWD Safest 1% 0.41 4264 SUV
  2014 ACURA MDX SUV FWD Safest 1% 0.41 4264 SUV
  2014 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD Safest 1% 0.43 4180 SUV
  2014 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD Safest 1% 0.43 4180 SUV
  2014 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD Safest 1% 0.61 3333 SUV
  2014 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD Safest 1% 0.61 3333 SUV
  2014 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD Safest 1% 0.62 4400 VAN
  2014 FORD FUSION ENERGI 4 DR FWD Safest 2% 0.72 4006 CAR
  2014 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2014 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2014 FORD FOCUS BEV 5 HB FWD Safest 2% 0.84 3639 CAR
  2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.85 3593 CAR
  2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO EASSIST 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.85 3593 CAR
  2014 SUBARU LEGACY 4 DR AWD Safest 3% 0.91 3428 CAR
  2014 SUBARU OUTBACK SUV AWD Safest 3% 0.91 3428 CAR
  2014 HONDA ACCORD 2 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.96 3311 CAR
  2014 DODGE DART 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.96 3300 CAR
  2014 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2014 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 1.00 3203 CAR
             
  2013 BUICK ENCLAVE SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 BUICK ENCLAVE SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 GMC ACADIA DENALI SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 GMC ACADIA DENALI SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 GMC ACADIA SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 GMC ACADIA SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.28 4888 SUV
  2013 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV 4WD Safest 1%* 0.31 4754 SUV
  2013 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV RWD Safest 1%* 0.31 4754 SUV
  2013 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD Safest 1% 0.43 4180 SUV
  2013 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD Safest 1% 0.43 4180 SUV
  2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.52 3733 SUV
  2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.52 3733 SUV
  2013 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD Safest 1%* 0.63 4347 VAN
  2013 CHRYSLER 300 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.64 4299 CAR
  2013 CHRYSLER 300 4 DR RWD Safest 2%* 0.64 4299 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC XTS 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.65 4268 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC XTS 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.65 4268 CAR
  2013 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2013 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2013 BUICK LACROSSE EASSIST 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2013 BUICK LACROSSE EASSIST 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2013 FORD TAURUS 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.69 4145 CAR
  2013 FORD TAURUS 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.69 4145 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC CTS 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC CTS 4 DR RWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC CTS SW AWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2013 CADILLAC CTS SW RWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2013 FORD FUSION ENERGI 4 DR FWD Safest 2% 0.72 4006 CAR
  2013 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2013 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2013 FORD FOCUS BEV 5 HB FWD Safest 3% 0.84 3639 CAR
  2013 LEXUS ES350 4 DR FWD Safest 3%* 0.86 3575 CAR
  2013 SUBARU LEGACY 4 DR AWD Safest 3% 0.91 3428 CAR
  2013 SUBARU OUTBACK SUV AWD Safest 3% 0.91 3428 CAR
  2013 BUICK VERANO 4 DR FWD Safest 3%* 0.92 3419 CAR
  2013 HONDA ACCORD 2 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.96 3311 CAR
  2013 DODGE DART 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.96 3300 CAR
  2013 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2013 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 1.00 3203 CAR
             
  2012 CADILLAC SRX SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.35 4574 SUV
  2012 CADILLAC SRX SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.35 4574 SUV
  2012 SAAB 9-4X SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.35 4574 SUV
  2012 SAAB 9-4X SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.35 4574 SUV
  2012 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.43 4180 SUV
  2012 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.43 4180 SUV
  2012 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD Safest 1%* 0.63 4347 VAN
  2012 CHRYSLER 300 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.64 4299 CAR
  2012 CHRYSLER 300 4 DR RWD Safest 2%* 0.64 4299 CAR
  2012 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2012 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2012 BUICK LACROSSE EASSIST 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2012 BUICK LACROSSE EASSIST 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2012 CADILLAC CTS 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2012 CADILLAC CTS 4 DR RWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2012 CADILLAC CTS SW AWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2012 CADILLAC CTS SW RWD Safest 2%* 0.71 4074 CAR
  2012 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2012 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD Safest 2% 0.77 3863 CAR
  2012 HONDA ACCORD 4 DR FWD Safest 3%* 0.97 3265 CAR
  2012 HONDA ACCORD V6 4 DR FWD Safest 3%* 0.97 3265 CAR
  2012 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2012 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
  2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 DR FWD Safest 3%* 1.00 3203 CAR
             
  2011 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD Safest 1%* 0.43 4180 SUV
  2011 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD Safest 1%* 0.43 4180 SUV
  2011 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD Safest 2%* 0.63 4347 VAN
  2011 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR AWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2011 BUICK LACROSSE 4 DR FWD Safest 2%* 0.66 4255 CAR
  2011 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR FWD Safest 3% 0.98 3247 CAR
             

 

The vehicles listed above have been identified as the safest for model-years 2011-2015 per the following criteria:

 

.

Rated “Top Pick” by IIHS and “5-Star Overall” by NHTSA. The testing protocols used by these agencies complement each other and they must both agree the vehicle meets their highest overall crashworthiness standard.  

 

and. 

Each individual rating must be in the top quartile for frontal impact, side impact, and rear impact. This filters out vehicles with individual crash modes with above average risk**. 

 

.

and

Size/weight-based projected driver fatality rate must be less than the driver fatality rate for the average weight (3200 lb.) passenger car. This filters out vehicles with above average vehicle incompatibility risk, measured as Driver Weight-Effect Fatality Factor >1.0***.

 

.

 

       

(*) These vehicles have not been subjected to IIHS's new frontal impact small-overlap test, however they meet all the above criteria and are therefore ranked among the safest vehicles.

.

..

 

 (**) For a vehicle to be designated "Top Pick" IIHS requires each of the four crash modes (frontal, side, rear and rollover) to achieve their highest possible rating "GOOD". Beginning with model year 2014 vehicles IIHS added the additional "Top Pick" requirement that the vehicle must have been tested for "small overlap" frontal impact and rated either "GOOD" or "ACCEPTABLE". Note that for a vehicle to be listed among the "Safest" vehicles on this website the "small overlap" rating --if it is known--must be either "GOOD" or "ACCEPTABLE"---regardless of model year.

.

NHTSA determines which vehicles receive a "5-Star Overall" rating based on integrating the risk of injury/death for all crash modes to arrive at a single overall rating for each vehicle.  Therefore, some vehicles are designated "5-Star Overall" despite having lower than average ratings in one or more individual crash modes. Those vehicles have been culled from this safest vehicle list.


.

 

(***) The relative weight of a vehicle compared with one it collides with in a head-on crash is a critical determinant of the forces the occupants are subjected to, however vehicle weight is not evaluated in crash test ratings and must be evaluated separately. The weight-effect fatality factor is the ratio of the driver fatality rate for a vehicle based on its size/weight versus the average driver fatality rate for 3,200 lb. passenger cars. Vehicles that have a driver weight-effect fatality factor greater than 1.0 have been culled from this safest vehicles list. Click here for more information about vehicle size/weight incompatibility.

  

 





.


.


.


.

.



 

 

 


 


Untitled Document

Every effort has been made to be accurate and objective, however all information is subject to errors and omissions.

Informed For Life  is a Connecticut nonprofit organization
http://www.informedforlife.org

This website can also be located by searching on the following terms: finding the safest cars, finding the safest vehicles, selecting safe cars, selecting safe vehicles, which cars are safest, which vehicles are safest, car safety, safe cars, safer cars, finding safe cars, crashworthy cars, safest cars, selecting a safe car, vehicle safety, safe vehicles, ,safer vehicles, finding safe vehicles, crashworthy vehicles, safest vehicles, selecting a safe vehicle, auto safety, safe autos, safer autos, finding safe autos, crashworthy autos, safest autos, selecting a safe auto, automobile safety, safe automobiles, safer automobiles, finding safe automobiles, crashworthy automobiles, safest automobiles, selecting a safe automobile, crash tests, car safety ratings, vehicle safety ratings, automobile safety ratings, car ratings, vehicle ratings, auto ratings, automobile ratings, crash test ratings, crash-test ratings, rollover ratings, car crash ratings, vehicle crash ratings, NHTSA ratings, IIHS ratings, finding a safe car, finding a safe vehicle, finding a safe automobile, dulberger index, risk index, risk SCORE