This year Subaru was the only car maker to have top picks in all four classes in which it competes. Subaru won five top awards overall for 2010.
The other car manufactures to do well in 2010 include: Ford and its subsidiary, Volvo, Volkswagen and Audi with five top picks, and Chrysler with four cars in the top categories.
"With the addition of our new roof strength evaluation, our crash test
results now cover all 4 of the most common kinds of crashes," said
Institute president Adrian Lund. "Consumers can use this list to zero
in on the vehicles that are on the top rung for safety."
"Missing the mark: Not a single model from the world's
biggest automaker by sales is represented among this year's winners.
Toyota and its Lexus and Scion subsidiaries had a strong showing in
2009 with 11 winners but were shut out for 2010. Four other
manufacturers whose vehicles have earned Top Safety Pick
in the past didn't have a qualifying vehicle for 2010: BMW, Mazda,
Mitsubishi, and Saab. The Honda Accord picked up the award the past 2
years, but the 2010 didn't earn the required good roof strength rating
to qualify (the roof is rated acceptable). The Ford Fusion is another
midsize car that dropped off the list for the same reason," according to the IIHS.
The entire list of the safest cars in America is below:
ALL 27 WINNERS
Chevrolet Malibu built after October 2009
Chrysler Sebring 4-door with optional electronic stability control
Dodge Avenger with optional electronic stability control
Mercedes C class
Volkswagen Jetta sedan
Volkswagen Passat sedan
Honda Civic 4-door models (except Si) with optional electronic stability control
Subaru Impreza except WRX
Volkswagen Golf 4-door
Jeep Patriot with optional side torso airbags
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