2014 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+

2014 Chevrolet Volt 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after October 2013

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after October 2013

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after November 2013

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volkswagen Golf 4-door hatchback

Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Honda Accord 2-door coupe

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014-15 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014-15 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Acura TLX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Audi A3 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 BMW 2 series 2-door coupe

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after June 2014

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Infiniti Q50 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Lincoln MKZ 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Acura RLX 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Hyundai Genesis 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014-15 Infiniti Q70 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after January 2014

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Volvo S80 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after October 2013

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 GMC Terrain 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after August 2013

Top Safety Pick+

2014 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

Minivans

Top Safety Pick+

2014-15 Honda Odyssey Minivan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

with optional front crash prevention

2014 criteria

Top Safety Pick

To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the driver-side small overlap front test.

Top Safety Pick +

To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Top Safety Pick+ winners with optional front crash prevention qualify for the higher award only when equipped with the technology. However when not equipped, they still meet the criteria for Top Safety Pick.

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