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March 28, 2011

NHTSA Best Safety Performers


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases its list of top rated cars for safety in each class every year. This year, like many years, there were several surprises.

The NHTSA rated cars this year on frontal- and side-impact crash tests and rollover-resistence evaluations including resistance to roof crushing.

It would be impossible to give you a complete list of all the cars evaluated, so here are the cars in several classes that received 5 out of 5 stars.

Small car

  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Toyota Prius

Midsize cars

  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Kia Optima

Luxury cars

  • BMW 5 series


  • Acura MDX
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Buick Enclave
  • GMC Acadia


  • Honda Odyssey


  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • GMC Sierra Crewcab

You can see that a few of the cars that you thought would be listed aren’t and a few you never would have thought of are.  Check here for new car quotes for any of these top safety models – online!

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