The vehicles listed above have been identified as the safest for model-years 2011-2015 per the following criteria:
All crash ratings by NHTSA and IIHS are in the top quartile for frontal impact, side impact, rear impact and roof strength; and NHTSA's static rollover risk is 4 or 5 STARS (less than the average risk level of an SUV class vehicle).
Class/weight-based driver fatality rate* is less than the driver fatality rate for the average weight (3,200 lb.) passenger car.
(*) 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.
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