2022 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+

2022 Honda Civic 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Honda Insight 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2022 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2022 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022-23 Subaru BRZ 2-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2022-23 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022-23 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2022-23 Subaru Impreza 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Corolla 4-door hatchback

built after November 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after November 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota GR86 2-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2022 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Kia K5 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Nissan Maxima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Acura TLX 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Audi A4 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2022 Audi A4 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Audi A4 allroad 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2022 Audi A4 allroad 4-door wagon

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2022 Audi A5 Sportback 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 BMW 2 series Gran Coupe 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Lexus IS 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Tesla Model 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo S60 Recharge 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo V60 Recharge 4-door wagon

Large cars

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Kia Stinger 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Volkswagen Arteon 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2022 Volkswagen Arteon 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi A6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi A6 allroad 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi A7 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Genesis G70 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after June 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo S90 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo S90 Recharge 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country 4-door wagon

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2022 Buick Encore GX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Ford Bronco Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after December 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Hyundai Venue 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Jeep Compass 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Seltos 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2023 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lincoln Corsair 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after June 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota C-HR 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota Venza 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge 4-door SUV

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Palisade 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after July 2021

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Telluride 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda CX-9 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Nissan Murano 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022-23 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after July 2022

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi Q5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 BMW X5 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Cadillac XT6 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Genesis GV70 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Genesis GV80 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Nexo 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Infiniti QX60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Lexus NX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Lexus NX Plug-in Hybrid 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lincoln Aviator 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lincoln Nautilus 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Tesla Model Y 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge 4-door SUV

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Audi e-tron Sportback 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Audi Q8 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Minivans

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Carnival Minivan

with specific headlights
applies only to vehicles built after March 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Small pickups

Top Safety Pick

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Crew cab pickup

with specific headlights

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford F-150 Crew cab pickup

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford F-150 Extended cab pickup

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ram 1500 Crew cab pickup

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Tundra Crew cab pickup

2022 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original 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, original 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