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 The safest vehicles are represented by the intersection of the circles and are listed below
 

The safest vehicles have better than average VEHICLE WEIGHT COMPATIBILITY*, are rated 5-STARS OVERALL by NHTSA, meet TOP SAFETY PICK criteria by IIHS, have a NHTSA side-impact rating of 5-Stars, a rollover rating of at least 4-Stars, and a vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system rated at least 5 points by IIHS8,356 vehicles have been evaluated for model-years 2011–2022: 1% meet SAFEST criteria; 19% have REDUCED SAFETY; 35% are LEAST SAFE; 45% have INDETERMINATE SAFETY due to incomplete ratings data.**

 

Safest Vehicles for Model-Years 2016 - 2022

The "Best of the Best"

ranked by vehicle weight compatibility* within each model-year (#1 = most safe)

Latest update: April 27, 2022

2022 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS SUV 4WD  1   2022   MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS SUV 4WD 
2022 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS SUV RWD  2   2022   MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS SUV RWD 
2022 LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV AWD  3   2022   LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV AWD 
2022 LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV FWD  4   2022   LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV FWD 
2022 SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD  5   2022   SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD 
2022 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 SUV RWD  6   2022   VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 SUV RWD 
2022 VOLVO XC90 T5 AWD SUV AWD  7   2022   VOLVO XC90 T5 AWD SUV AWD 
2022 VOLVO XC90 T5 FWD SUV FWD  8   2022   VOLVO XC90 T5 FWD SUV FWD 
2022 VOLVO XC90 T6 AWD SUV AWD  9   2022   VOLVO XC90 T6 AWD SUV AWD 
2022 VOLVO XC90 T8 RECHARGE SUV AWD  10   2022   VOLVO XC90 T8 RECHARGE SUV AWD 
2022 CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV AWD  11   2022   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV AWD 
2022 CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV FWD  12   2022   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV FWD 
2022 FORD EDGE SUV AWD  13   2022   FORD EDGE SUV AWD 
2022 FORD EDGE SUV FWD  14   2022   FORD EDGE SUV FWD 
2022 FORD F-150  SUPER CAB PU/EC 2WD  15   2022   FORD F-150  SUPER CAB PU/EC 2WD 
2022 FORD F-150  SUPER CAB PU/EC 4WD  16   2022   FORD F-150  SUPER CAB PU/EC 4WD 
2022 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 2WD  17   2022   FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 2WD 
2022 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4WD  18   2022   FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4WD 
2022 HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV AWD  19   2022   HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV AWD 
2022 HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV FWD  20   2022   HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV FWD 
2022 LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV 4WD  21   2022   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV 4WD 
2022 LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV RWD  22   2022   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV RWD 
2022 TESLA MODEL Y  5-SEAT SUV AWD  23   2022   TESLA MODEL Y  5-SEAT SUV AWD 
2022 TESLA MODEL Y  5-SEAT SUV RWD  24   2022   TESLA MODEL Y  5-SEAT SUV RWD 
2022 TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV AWD  25   2022   TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV AWD 
2022 TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV RWD  26   2022   TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV RWD 
2022 VOLVO XC60 B5 AWD SUV AWD  27   2022   VOLVO XC60 B5 AWD SUV AWD 
2022 VOLVO XC60 B5 FWD SUV FWD  28   2022   VOLVO XC60 B5 FWD SUV FWD 
2022 VOLVO XC60 B6 AWD SUV AWD  29   2022   VOLVO XC60 B6 AWD SUV AWD 
2022 AUDI AUDI Q5 SPORTBACK SUV AWD  30   2022   AUDI AUDI Q5 SPORTBACK SUV AWD 
2022 AUDI AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  31   2022   AUDI AUDI Q5 SUV AWD 
2022 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD  32   2022   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD 
2022 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD  33   2022   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD 
2022 HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV AWD  34   2022   HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV AWD 
2022 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV AWD  35   2022   HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV AWD 
2022 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV FWD  36   2022   HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV FWD 
2022 NISSAN MURANO SUV AWD  37   2022   NISSAN MURANO SUV AWD 
2022 NISSAN MURANO SUV FWD  38   2022   NISSAN MURANO SUV FWD 
2022 VOLVO XC40 T4 FWD SUV FWD  39   2022   VOLVO XC40 T4 FWD SUV FWD 
2022 VOLVO XC40 T5 AWD SUV AWD  40   2022   VOLVO XC40 T5 AWD SUV AWD 
2022 CHRYSLER PACIFICA MV FWD  41   2022   CHRYSLER PACIFICA MV FWD 
2022 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  42   2022   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD 
2022 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  43   2022   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD 
2022 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  44   2022   HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD 
2022 FORD BRONCO SPORT SUV 4WD  45   2022   FORD BRONCO SPORT SUV 4WD 
2022 FORD ESCAPE SUV AWD  46   2022   FORD ESCAPE SUV AWD 
2022 FORD ESCAPE SUV FWD  47   2022   FORD ESCAPE SUV FWD 
2022 HONDA CR-V HYBRID SUV AWD  48   2022   HONDA CR-V HYBRID SUV AWD 
2022 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  49   2022   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD 
2022 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  50   2022   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD 
2022 LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV AWD  51   2022   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV AWD 
2022 LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV FWD  52   2022   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV FWD 
2022 MAZDA CX-30 SUV FWD  53   2022   MAZDA CX-30 SUV FWD 
2022 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  54   2022   MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD 
2022 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  55   2022   MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD 
 
         

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1   2021   AUDI Q8 SUV AWD
2   2021   MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS SUV 4WD
3   2021   LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV AWD
4   2021   LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV FWD
5   2021   SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD
6   2021   VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 SUV AWD
7   2021   VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 SUV RWD
8   2021   VOLVO XC90 T5, T6, T8 SUV
9   2021   BMW X3 SUV AWD
10   2021   BMW X3 SUV RWD
11   2021   CADILLAC XT6 SUV AWD
12   2021   CADILLAC XT6 SUV FWD
13   2021   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV AWD
14   2021   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV FWD
15   2021   FORD EDGE SUV AWD
16   2021   FORD EDGE SUV FWD
17   2021   FORD EXPLORER HEV SUV 4WD
18   2021   FORD EXPLORER HEV SUV RWD
19   2021   FORD EXPLORER SUV 4WD
20   2021   FORD EXPLORER SUV RWD
21   2021   FORD F-150 SUPER CAB PU/EC 2WD
22   2021   FORD F-150 SUPER CAB PU/EC 4WD
23   2021   FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 2WD
24   2021   FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4WD
25   2021   GMC ACADIA SUV AWD
26   2021   GMC ACADIA SUV FWD
27   2021   HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV AWD
28   2021   HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV FWD
29   2021   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV 4WD
30   2021   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV RWD
31   2021   TESLA MODEL Y 5-SEAT SUV AWD (later release)
32   2021   TESLA MODEL Y 5-SEAT SUV RWD (later release)
33   2021   TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV AWD (later release)
34   2021   TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV RWD (later release)
35   2021   VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV AWD
36   2021   VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV FWD
37   2021   VOLVO XC60 T6 SUV AWD
38   2021   AUDI Q5 SPORTBACK SUV AWD
39   2021   AUDI Q5 SUV AWD
40   2021   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC SUV 4WD
41   2021   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC SUV RWD
42   2021   HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV AWD
43   2021   HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV FWD
44   2021   HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV AWD
45   2021   HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV FWD
46   2021   NISSAN MURANO SUV AWD
47   2021   NISSAN MURANO SUV FWD
48   2021   VOLVO XC40 T4 SUV AWD
49   2021   VOLVO XC40 T4 SUV FWD
50   2021   VOLVO XC40 T5 SUV AWD
51   2021   CHRYSLER PACIFICA VAN FWD
52   2021   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD
53   2021   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD
54   2021   HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD
55   2021   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD
56   2021   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD
57   2021   FORD BRONCO SPORT SUV 4WD
58   2021   FORD BRONCO SPORT SUV 4WD 
59   2021   FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV AWD
60   2021   FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV FWD
61   2021   FORD ESCAPE SUV AWD
62   2021   FORD ESCAPE SUV FWD
63   2021   HONDA CR-V HYBRID SUV AWD
64   2021   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
65   2021   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
66   2021   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
67   2021   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD
68   2021   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV AWD
69   2021   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV FWD
70   2021   MAZDA CX-30 SUV AWD
71   2021   MAZDA CX-30 SUV FWD
72   2021   MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD
73   2021   MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD
74   2021   SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD

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1   2020   AUDI Q8 SUV AWD
2   2020   SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD
3   2020   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD
4   2020   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD
5   2020   VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD
6   2020   VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV FWD
7   2020   VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD
8   2020   VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD
9   2020   BMW X3 SUV AWD
10   2020   BMW X3 SUV RWD
11   2020   CADILLAC XT6 SUV AWD
12   2020   CADILLAC XT6 SUV FWD
13   2020   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV AWD
14   2020   CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV FWD
15   2020   FORD EDGE SUV AWD
16   2020   FORD EDGE SUV FWD
17   2020   FORD EXPLORER HEV SUV 4WD
18   2020   FORD EXPLORER HEV SUV RWD
19   2020   FORD EXPLORER SUV 4WD
20   2020   FORD EXPLORER SUV RWD
21   2020   GMC ACADIA SUV AWD
22   2020   GMC ACADIA SUV FWD
23   2020   HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV FWD
24   2020   KIA SORENTO SUV AWD
25   2020   KIA SORENTO SUV FWD
26   2020   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV 4WD
27   2020   LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV RWD
28   2020   VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV AWD
29   2020   VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV FWD
30   2020   VOLVO XC60 T6 SUV AWD
31   2020   AUDI Q5 SUV AWD
32   2020   VOLVO XC40 T4 SUV FWD
33   2020   VOLVO XC40 T5 SUV AWD
34   2020   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD
35   2020   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD
36   2020   HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD
37   2020   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
38   2020   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD
39   2020   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD
40   2020   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD
41   2020   FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV AWD
42   2020   FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV FWD
43   2020   FORD ESCAPE SUV AWD
44   2020   FORD ESCAPE SUV FWD
45   2020   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
46   2020   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
47   2020   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
48   2020   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD
49   2020   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV AWD
50   2020   LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV FWD
51   2020   MAZDA CX-30 SUV AWD
52   2020   MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD
53   2020   MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD
54   2020   MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS SUV AWD
55   2020   MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS SUV FWD
56   2020   SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD

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1   2019   AUDI Q8 SUV AWD
2   2019   SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD
3   2019   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD
4   2019   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD
5   2019   VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD
6   2019   VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD
7   2019   VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD
8   2019   BMW X3 SUV AWD
9   2019   BMW X3 SUV RWD
10   2019   FORD EDGE SUV AWD
11   2019   FORD EDGE SUV FWD
12   2019   GMC ACADIA SUV AWD
13   2019   KIA SORENTO SUV AWD
14   2019   KIA SORENTO SUV FWD
15   2019   AUDI Q5 SUV AWD
16   2019   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD
17   2019   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD
18   2019   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD
19   2019   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD
20   2019   HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD
21   2019   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
22   2019   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD
23   2019   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD
24   2019   CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD
25   2019   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
26   2019   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
27   2019   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
28   2019   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD
29   2019   MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD
30   2019   MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD
31   2019   SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD
1   2018   LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD
2   2018   LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD
3   2018   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD
4   2018   VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD
5   2018   VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD
6   2018   VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD
7   2018   VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD
8   2018   GMC ACADIA SUV AWD
9   2018   AUDI Q5 SUV AWD
10   2018   AUDI Q5 SUV AWD (later release)
11   2018   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD
12   2018   MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD
13   2018   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD
14   2018   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD
15   2018   HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD
16   2018   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
17   2018   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD
18   2018   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
19   2018   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
20   2018   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
21   2018   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD
22   2018   MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD (later release)
23   2018   MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD (later release)
1   2017   LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD
2   2017   LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD
3   2017   VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD
4   2017   VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD
5   2017   VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD
6   2017   GMC ACADIA DENALI SUV AWD
7   2017   GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD
8   2017   GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD
9   2017   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
10   2017   LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR RWD
11   2017   HONDA CR-V SUV AWD
12   2017   HONDA CR-V SUV FWD
13   2017   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
14   2017   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD
1   2016   LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD
2   2016   LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD
3   2016   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD
4   2016   HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD

* VEHICLE WEIGHT COMPATIBILITY, measured by MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH FACTOR (MVCF), is the ratio of the driver fatality rate for a vehicle based solely on its class and weight versus the average driver fatality rate for all passenger vehicles in multi-vehicle crashes (23 deaths per million registered vehicle-years).

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, neither size or weight are evaluated in crash test ratings and must be assessed separately.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

**SAFETY CATEGORIES:

A.) SAFEST : all crash ratings in top quartile and NHTSA static rollover risk 4/5-Stars (no greater than the average rollover risk for an SUV class vehicle) and multi-vehicle crash factor not greater than 1.0 (driver fatality rate based on class/weight is not greater than the rate for the average passenger vehicle) and headlamp performance rated better than poor and vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system rated 5/6 (designated "superior" by IIHS which means frontal impact speed is reduced at least 10 m.p.h.). Due to the limited number of vehicles tested for Vehicle-to Passenger front crash prevention system at this time the score for this system is not a criterion for the safest 1%.

 

B.) LEAST SAFE: any crash rating in the bottom quartile and/or NHTSA static rollover risk 1/2/3Stars (which is above the average risk for an SUV class vehicle) and/or multi-vehicle crash factor above 1.20 (driver fatality rate based on class/weight is at least 20 percent higher than the rate for the average passenger vehicle). Note: A vehicle is not classified as least safe if its only deficiencies are IIHS frontal crash prevention system score and headlamp performance rating.

 

C.) REDUCED SAFETY: a vehicle that is not LEAST SAFE but has a least one crash rating between the top and bottom quartiles and/or multi-vehicle crash factor between 1.001.20 and/or IIHS frontal crash prevention system score less than 5 and/or IIHS headlamp performance rated poor.

 

D.) SAFETY INDETERMINATE: any rating unknown, however, all known ratings meet the safest criteria.

 

 
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