2019 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.

Minicars

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Hyundai Accent 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Kia Rio 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Kia Rio 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Small cars

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Chevrolet Bolt 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Honda Insight 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after September 2018

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Hyundai Elantra GT 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after July 2018

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Hyundai Veloster 2-door hatchback

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after August 2018

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Niro hybrid 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 4-door wagon

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

2019 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention (2019 models only);

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2019 Nissan Kicks 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Impreza 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru WRX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Toyota Corolla 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Toyota Prius Prime 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights (2019 models only);

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Kia Optima 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Nissan Maxima 4-door sedan

with specific headlights (2019 models only);
applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Audi A3 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Audi A4 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Tesla Model 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after May 2019

Large cars

Top Safety Pick

2019 Kia Cadenza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Kia Stinger 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after September 2018

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Audi A6 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Audi A7 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Genesis G70 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Lincoln Continental 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Volvo S90 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Audi Q3 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 BMW X2 4-door SUV

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

2019 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Kona 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after March 2019

Top Safety Pick

2020 Jeep Renegade 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after September 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lincoln Corsair 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Mazda CX-3 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights (2019 models only);

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after January 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after March 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda Passport 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Hyundai Palisade 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Jeep Cherokee 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after April 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 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+

2019-20 Mazda CX-9 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after August 2018

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 BMW X3 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 BMW X5 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Cadillac XT6 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after October 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Nexo 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after June 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Infiniti QX60 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after May 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Lexus NX 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after January 2019

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after July 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Audi e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Audi Q8 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Minivans

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda Odyssey Minivan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Small pickups

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Tacoma Crew cab pickup

with specific headlights

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Ram 1500 Crew cab pickup

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after May 2019

2019 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 front crash prevention
  • G Good headlight rating

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AGAcceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention
  • AGAcceptable or good headlight rating

Other years