How safe is the vehicle you’re driving? 2018 Safest Vehicles


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by Dallas Car Accident Attorney, Tim O’Hare

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its 2018 list of the safest vehicles, and just 15 earned the highest rating. IIHS updated its guidelines this year, making it more difficult to be named a Top Safety Pick Plus (the highest ranking, which 69 vehicles received last year). Requirements for the highest award were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes.

Twelve cars and three sport-utility vehicles received the highest award; four of which were made by Subaru. No mini-cars, trucks or minivans made the cut. Another 47 vehicles received the ranking of “Top Safety Pick,” which now requires acceptable or good headlights. (Last year, headlights weren’t a factor for Top Safety Pick, and an acceptable headlight rating could bump a 2017 award winner up to Top Safety Pick Plus).

Is your car on the list? Here are the 15 vehicles that received the Top Safety Pick Plus award:

  • Kia Forte sedan
  • Kia Soul
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru WRX
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

Click here to review the full list of 62 vehicles that received safety awards from IIHS.

Despite the fact that automakers are improving vehicle safety, more people are dying on U.S. roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crash deaths hit a nine-year high of 37,461 people in 2016; up 5.6 percent from the previous year. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact the Dallas car accident attorney you can trust, Tim O’Hare. The experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare will guide you through your case and ensure you get everything you deserve.

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