2015 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

2015 Chevrolet Spark 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Fit 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Scion iA 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Toyota Prius c 4-door hatchback

applies only to vehicles built after May 2015

Small cars

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Acura ILX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevrolet Sonic 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after February 2015

Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevrolet Volt 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Dodge Dart 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Civic 2-door coupe

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Lexus CT 200h 4-door hatchback

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

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Mini Countryman 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan

Does not apply to Ralliart and Evolution models.

Top Safety Pick

2015 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Scion FR-S 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2015 Scion tC 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2015 Subaru BRZ 2-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Subaru WRX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Subaru WRX 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention Applies only to 4-door and SportWagen models.
with optional front crash prevention and applies only to 4-door models

Top Safety Pick

2015 Volkswagen Golf 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

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

Top Safety Pick

2015 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Chrysler 200 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Accord 2-door coupe

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Accord 2-door coupe

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Kia Optima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015-16 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 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 Toyota Prius v 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Volkswagen Passat 4-door sedan

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+

2015 BMW 2 series 2-door coupe

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Infiniti Q50 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Lincoln MKZ 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volvo S60 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volvo V60 4-door wagon

Large cars

Top Safety Pick

2015 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2015-16 Acura RLX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention (2015 models); standard on 2016 models

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Audi A6 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after January 2015

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Hyundai Genesis 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Infiniti Q70 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention
Does not apply to V8 4-wheel-drive models.

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Lexus RC 2-door coupe

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volvo S80 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2016 Audi Q3 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2015 Buick Encore 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevrolet Trax 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Fiat 500X 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after July 2015

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015-16 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2015 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after November 2014

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2015 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Edge 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after May 2015

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Flex 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2015 GMC Terrain 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2016 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Nissan Murano 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2015 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2015-16 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Audi Q5 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention
applies only to vehicles built after January 2015

Top Safety Pick

2015 Infiniti QX60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Lexus NX 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2016 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Minivans

Top Safety Pick

2015 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Top Safety Pick

2015 Kia Sedona Minivan

Top Safety Pick+

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

with optional front crash prevention

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford F-150 Crew cab pickup

Applies only to SuperCrew models.

2015 criteria

Top Safety Pick

To qualify for 2015 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 2015 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick criteria, plus earn an 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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