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Hyundai, Volvo, Mazda, Subaru Top 2021 Top Safety Pick Awards

Volvo, Subaru, Mazda and Hyundai / Kia / Genesis have led all other automakers to win the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award, a non-profit safety group announced Wednesday. On average, safety ratings have improved and the number of Top Safety Pick + winners has more than doubled since 2020.

“These awards make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that offer excellent collision protection, adequate lighting, and effective frontal collision protection,” said David Harkey, president of IIHS. It is stated in.

In 2021, 56 models won the TSP + award, 41 models won the TSP, and the total number of winners was 97. Last year it was 64.

The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia and Genesis, has received 12 TSP awards and 5 TSP + awards, centered on small crossovers, 3-row SUVs and medium-sized sedans. 2021 Kia K5 And 2021 Hyundai Sonata..

Volvo is even better 14 models that can earn TSP + honor. The 2021XC40 recharge electric vehicle has not yet been tested. Mazda had similar success, with all six tested models winning the TSP +, with the exception of the MX-5 Miata.

Subaru also swept almost completely, and all models except the BRZ Sport Coupe received the TSP or TSP + designation, but in many cases it applies to vehicles with continuously variable transmissions rather than manuals.

On the other hand, Mitsubishi Motors couldn’t win the award for its four lineup, and General Motors won only two awards, even though it covers four major brands that make dozens of models.The· 2021 Ram 1500 It was the only pickup truck that won the TSP.

The insurance industry-funded IIHS evaluates vehicles based on six crash tests to test the effectiveness of headlights and driving assistance systems. This surpasses the old crash tests conducted by NHTSA. Crash test ratings usually match, 2021 Nissan Rogue We received a TSP + with a “good” result in the crash test, but the NHTSA gave us a safety rating of only 4 stars. The inequality shows the value of follow-up tests from both institutions.

In order for car marketers to meet the coveted and shopper-rated TSP criteria, the model gets a “good” rating in all six crash tests and at least an “advanced” rating for avoidance or near avoidance. Must be equipped with an automatic emergency brake. Avoid collisions with vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of 12 mph and 25 mph. To avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians walking along the road, you need to get the same rating in a test that shows that you slow down at 37 mph.

Furthermore, and most importantly, as IIHS tightened standards last year, TSP winners need to be provided with headlights that are rated “good” or “acceptable”, and TSP + winners will have these. Headlights should be standard.

“The IIHS has decided to encourage standardization of this improved equipment as manufacturers have shown that they can manufacture headlights with better lighting and less glare,” the IIHS said in a statement. It was. “The strategy seems to be working. A year ago, only 23 top prizes were awarded. Today, that number has more than doubled and is the majority of the prizes given to the 2021 model. Contains a plus sign. “

For more information on the award, Access IIHS..

Top Safety Picks by 2021 Segment +:

Honda Insight
Mazda3 hatchback
Mazda 3 sedan
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Honda Accord
Kia K5 manufacturing (after November 2020)
Mazda 6
Nissan Altima
Nissan Maxima (manufactured after November 2020)
Subaru Legacy
Subaru outback
Toyota Camry

Acura TLX
Lexus ES350
Lexus IS
Tesla model 3
Volvo S60
Volvo S60 Recharge
Volvo V60
Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo V60 recharge

Audi A6
Audi A6 Allroad
Audi A7
Genesis G70
Genesis G90
Volvo S90
Volvo S90 Recharge
Volvo V90
Volvo V90 Cross Country

Mazda CX-3
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-30 (manufactured after September 2020)
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Volvo XC40

Ford explorer
Hyundai Palisade
Mazda CX-9
Nissan Murano
Subaru Ascent
Toyota Highlander

Acura RDX
Cadillac XT6
Hyundai Nexo
Genesis GV80
Lexus NX
Mercedes Benz GLE class (with optional front crash prevention)
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 Recharge
Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90 Recharge

Audi E-Tron
Audi E-Tron Sportback

Honda Odyssey
Toyota Sienna

Top Safety Picks by 2021 Segment:

Honda Civic Hatchback (excluding Type R Performance Variants)
Honda Civic Sedan
Hyundai Veloster (with optional front crash protection)
Kia Forte (with optional front crash protection)
Kia Soul (with optional front crash protection)
Nissan Sentra
Subaru Crosstrek (with optional front crash prevention)
Subaru Impreza wagon and sedan (with optional front crash prevention)
Subaru WRX (with optional front crash prevention)
Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Toyota Corolla sedan

Hyundai Sonata

Audi A4
Audi A5 Sportback
BMW 3 Series
Mercedes Benz C class (with optional front crash prevention)

Kia Stinger (with optional front crash protection)

Chevrolet Equinox
Ford escape
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Kona (with optional front crash prevention)
Hyundai Tucson (with optional front crash prevention)
Modern venue
Kia Seltos (manufactured after August 2020, with optional front crash protection)
Kia Sportage (with optional front crash protection)
Lexus UX
Lincoln Corsair
Toyota C-HR
Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota venza

Ford edge
Kia Sorento
Kia Telluride
Volkswagen Tiguan

Lexus RX
Lincoln Aviator
Mercedes Benz GLC (with optional front crash prevention)

Audi Q8

Ram 1500 crew cab with optional front crash protection

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