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

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2013 Fiat 500 2-door hatchback

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2013-14 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan

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2013-14 Ford Fiesta 4-door hatchback

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2013 Honda Fit 4-door wagon

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2013 Nissan Versa 4-door sedan

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2013 Toyota Prius c 4-door hatchback

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2013 Toyota Yaris 4-door hatchback

Small cars

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2013 Acura ILX 4-door sedan

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2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door sedan

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic 4-door sedan

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2013 Chevrolet Volt 4-door sedan

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2013 Dodge Dart 4-door sedan

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2014 Fiat 500L 4-door hatchback

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2013-14 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

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2013 Honda Civic 2-door coupe

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2013 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

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2013 Honda CR-Z 2-door hatchback

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2013 Honda Insight 4-door hatchback

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

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2013-14 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

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2013-14 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

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2013 Lexus CT 200h 4-door hatchback

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2013 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

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2013 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

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2013 Mini Countryman 4-door hatchback

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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan

Does not apply to Ralliart and Evolution models.

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2013 Nissan Cube 4-door wagon

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2013 Nissan Juke 4-door hatchback

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2013 Nissan Leaf 4-door hatchback

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2013 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after June 2013

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2013 Scion FR-S 2-door hatchback

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2014 Scion tC 2-door hatchback

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2013 Scion tC 2-door hatchback

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2013 Scion xB 4-door wagon

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2013 Scion xD 4-door hatchback

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2013 Subaru BRZ 2-door hatchback

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2014 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

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2013 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

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2014 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

Does not apply to WRX models.

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2013 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

Does not apply to WRX models.

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2013-14 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

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2013 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

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2013-14 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door hatchback

applies only to vehicles built after March 2013

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2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door hatchback

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

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2013 Audi A3 4-door wagon

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2013 Buick Verano 4-door sedan

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan

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2013 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan

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2013 Dodge Avenger 4-door sedan

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2013 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after December 2012

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2013 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

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2013 Honda Accord 2-door coupe

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2013 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

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2013 Kia Optima 4-door sedan

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2014 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

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2013 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after November 2012

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2013-14 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after August 2012

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2013-14 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

applies only to vehicles built after August 2012

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2013 Suzuki Kizashi 4-door sedan

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2013 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

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2013 Toyota Prius v 4-door wagon

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4-door wagon

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after October 2012

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2013 Volvo C30 2-door hatchback

Midsize luxury cars

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2013 Acura TL 4-door sedan

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2013 Acura TSX 4-door sedan

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2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon 4-door wagon

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2013 Audi A4 4-door sedan

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2013 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

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2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

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2013 Lincoln MKZ 4-door sedan

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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

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2013 Volkswagen CC 4-door sedan

Does not apply to 4-wheel drive V6 models.

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2013 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

Large cars

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2013 Buick LaCrosse 4-door sedan

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2013 Buick Regal 4-door sedan

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2013 Chrysler 300 4-door sedan

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2013 Dodge Charger 4-door sedan

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2013 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan

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2013 Hyundai Azera 4-door sedan

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2014 Kia Cadenza 4-door sedan

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2013 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

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2013 Audi A6 4-door sedan

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2013 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan

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

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2013 Cadillac CTS 4-door sedan

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2013 Cadillac XTS 4-door sedan

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2013 Hyundai Equus 4-door sedan

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2013 Hyundai Genesis 4-door sedan

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2013 Infiniti M37/M56 4-door sedan

Does not apply to M56x and M Hybrid models.

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2013 Lexus GS 4-door sedan

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2013 Lincoln MKS 4-door sedan

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2014 Maserati Ghibli 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after November 2013

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2-door coupe

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2013 Volvo S80 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

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2013 BMW X1 4-door SUV

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2013 Buick Encore 4-door SUV

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2013 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

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2013 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

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2013 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Jeep Patriot 4-door SUV

with optional side torso airbags models

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2013 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4-door SUV

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2014 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

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2013 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

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2013 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV

Midsize SUVs

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV

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2013 Dodge Journey 4-door SUV

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2013 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

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2013 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

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2013 Ford Flex 4-door SUV

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2013 GMC Terrain 4-door SUV

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2013 Honda Crosstour 4-door SUV

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2013 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4-door SUV

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2014 Jeep Cherokee 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

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2013 Subaru Tribeca 4-door SUV

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2013 Toyota 4Runner 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after October 2012

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

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2013 Toyota Venza 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

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2013 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

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2013 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

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2013 Audi Q5 4-door SUV

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2013 BMW X3 4-door SUV

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2013 Cadillac SRX 4-door SUV

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2013 Infiniti EX 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

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2013 Lincoln MKT 4-door SUV

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2013 Lincoln MKX 4-door SUV

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 4-door SUV

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2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after August 2013

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2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

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2013 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

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2013-14 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Large SUVs

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2013 Buick Enclave 4-door SUV

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse 4-door SUV

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2013 GMC Acadia 4-door SUV

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door SUV

Minivans

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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2013 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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2013 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Large pickups

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2013 Ford F-150 Crew cab pickup

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2013 Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup

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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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