2013 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

2013 Fiat 500 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Ford Fiesta 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Fit 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Prius c 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Yaris 4-door hatchback

Small cars

Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura ILX 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chevrolet Sonic 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chevrolet Volt 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Dodge Dart 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2014 Fiat 500L 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2013-14 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Honda Civic 2-door coupe

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda CR-Z 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Insight 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lexus CT 200h 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mini Countryman 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan

Does not apply to Ralliart and Evolution models.

Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Cube 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Juke 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Leaf 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after June 2013

Top Safety Pick

2013 Scion FR-S 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Scion tC 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Scion tC 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Scion xB 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Scion xD 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru BRZ 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

Does not apply to WRX models.

Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

Does not apply to WRX models.

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick

2013 Audi A3 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick Verano 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Dodge Avenger 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after December 2012

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Honda Accord 2-door coupe

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Kia Optima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after November 2012

Top Safety Pick+

2013-14 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013-14 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Suzuki Kizashi 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Prius v 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Volkswagen Passat 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after October 2012

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volvo C30 2-door hatchback

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Acura TL 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura TSX 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2013 Audi A4 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Lincoln MKZ 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen CC 4-door sedan

Does not apply to 4-wheel drive V6 models.

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

Large cars

Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick LaCrosse 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick Regal 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chrysler 300 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Dodge Charger 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Azera 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2014 Kia Cadenza 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick

2013 Audi A6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan

Does not apply to 4-wheel drive and V8 models.

Top Safety Pick

2013 Cadillac CTS 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Cadillac XTS 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Equus 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Genesis 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Infiniti M37/M56 4-door sedan

Does not apply to M56x and M Hybrid models.

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lexus GS 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lincoln MKS 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2014 Maserati Ghibli 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after November 2013

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2-door coupe

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volvo S80 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2013 BMW X1 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick Encore 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Jeep Patriot 4-door SUV

with optional side torso airbags models

Top Safety Pick

2013 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Dodge Journey 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Flex 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 GMC Terrain 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Crosstour 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2014 Jeep Cherokee 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru Tribeca 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota 4Runner 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after October 2012

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Venza 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Audi Q5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 BMW X3 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Cadillac SRX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Infiniti EX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013-14 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lincoln MKT 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Lincoln MKX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after August 2013

Top Safety Pick

2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2013 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2013-14 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick Enclave 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chevrolet Traverse 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 GMC Acadia 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2013 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door SUV

Minivans

Top Safety Pick

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford F-150 Crew cab pickup

Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup

Top Safety Pick

2013 Toyota Tundra Extended cab pickup

2013 criteria

Top Safety Pick

To qualify for 2013 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, regardless of its rating in the driver-side small overlap front test.

Top Safety Pick +

To qualify for 2013 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations (moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests) and no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

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