2020 Top Safety Picks

Vehicles that perform best in our evaluations qualify for Top Safety Pick, which has been awarded since the 2006 model year, or Top Safety Pick+, which was inaugurated in 2013.

These awards identify the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories during a given year. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that qualifies for an award might not protect its occupants as well as a bigger vehicle that doesn't earn the award.

Small cars

Top Safety Pick

2020 Honda Civic 2-door coupe

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Honda Civic 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights and does not apply to Type-R performance variant

Top Safety Pick

2020 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020-21 Honda Insight 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Elantra GT 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Veloster 2-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru Impreza 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru WRX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Corolla 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick

2020 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2020 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Nissan Maxima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

built after October 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick

2020 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Tesla Model 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2020 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Large cars

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Stinger 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Audi A6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Audi A6 allroad 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2020 Audi A7 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Genesis G70 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after December 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2020 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Kona 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lincoln Corsair 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda CX-3 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2020 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2020 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Palisade 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Kia Telluride 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mazda CX-9 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after December 2019

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Cadillac XT6 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after October 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Hyundai Nexo 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Lexus NX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention;
applies only to vehicles built after July 2019

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2020 Audi Q8 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

2020 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights available

Other years