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.

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Audi Q3 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 BMW X2 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2020 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2020 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Kona 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

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

Top Safety Pick

2020 Jeep Renegade 4-door SUV

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

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

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

Top Safety Pick

2020 Lincoln Corsair 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Mazda CX-3 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights (2019 models only)

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 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

2019-20 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2019-20 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

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

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2019-20 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

with 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, 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

Other years