Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Honda" Front Ranks the Insurance Industry 2014 Safety List

Honda Accord

Honda Motor Company got the first place on the yearly insurance industry ranking of the safest new vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the ranking on Thursday December 19, 2013, they award 39 vehicles top safety ratings for 2014. It went down by 70%, last year they have 130 vehicles on the list.

This year the vehicles needed to top the crash test scores and to have a high level front crash prevention system like automatic braking for it to be able to receive the highest classification. It's rank either "Top Safety Pick" or "op Safety Pick +".

Of the 39 vehicles, 22 go the top classification while the 12 receive the classification just below it. 

Honda Motor Co got 8 vehicles on the list making them the automaker with the most vehicle on the list. 6 of their vehicles go the "Top Safety Pick +":

1. Honda Accord 2-door
2. Honda Accord 4-door
3. Honda Civic 4-door *hybrid version
4. Acura RL
5. Acura MDX
6. Honda Odyssey
7. Honda Civic 2-door
8. Acura TL

This is the list used by car shoppers who buy vehicles with high safety ratings. It is also use for advertising by the automakers.

The institute indicate that the "Top Safety Pick +" are those with optional front crash prevention systems, if they didn't get that rank they still met the Top Safety Pick criteria.

Here is the Full List:

  1. Honda Civic 4-door *hybrid version
  2. Mazda 3 - built after October 2013
  3. Toyota Prius - built after November 2013
  4. Ford Fusion
  5. Honda Accord 2-door
  6. Honda Accord 4-door
  7. Mazda 6
  8. Subaru Legacy
  9. Subaru Outback
  10. Infiniti Q50
  11. Lincoln MKZ
  12. Volvo S60
  13. Acura RL
  14. Volvo S80
  15. Mazda CX-5 - built after October 2013
  16. Mitsubishi Outlander
  17. Subaru Forester
  18. Toyota Highlander
  19. Acura MDX
  20. Mercedes-Benz M-Class - built after August 2013
  21. Volvo XC60
  22. Honda Odyssey
  1. Chevrolet Spark
  2. Dodge Dart
  3. Ford Focus
  4. Honda Civic 2-door
  5. Hyundai Elantra
  6. Scion tC
  7. Subaru Impreza
  8. Subaru XV Crosstrek
  9. Chrysler 200 4-door
  10. Dodge Avenger
  11. Kia Optima
  12. Nissan Altima
  13. Toyota Camry - built after November 2013
  14. Volkswagen Passat
  15. Acura TL
  16. Mitsubushi Outlander Sport
  17. Volvo XC90
*Front crash prevention isn't available on nonhybrid versions of the Civic.

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