2019 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

2019 Hyundai Accent 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Kia Rio 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Kia Rio 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Small cars

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Honda Insight 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after September 2018

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after July 2018

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Veloster 2-door hatchback

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after August 2018

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Forte 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Niro hybrid 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2020 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Kia Soul 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

2019 Nissan Kicks 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Impreza 4-door wagon

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru WRX 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Toyota Corolla 4-door hatchback

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2019 Toyota Prius Prime 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick

2019 Volkswagen GTI 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Optima 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mazda 6 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Nissan Altima 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick

2019 Audi A3 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Audi A4 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 BMW 3 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights; applies only to 4-door sedans

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

with specific headlights; applies only to 4-door sedans

Large cars

Top Safety Pick

2019 Kia Cadenza 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Stinger 4-door hatchback

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after September 2018

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Audi A6 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Genesis G70 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Lincoln Continental 4-door sedan

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

with specific headlights; applies only to 4-door sedans

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2019 BMW X2 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Kona 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after March 2019

Top Safety Pick

2019 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mazda CX-3 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after January 2019

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Mazda CX-9 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

with specific headlights;
applies only to vehicles built after August 2018

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 BMW X3 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 BMW X5 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick

2019 Audi Q8 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Minivans

Top Safety Pick

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda Odyssey Minivan

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2019 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention
  • G Good headlight rating

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AGAcceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention
  • AGAcceptable or good headlight rating

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