2022 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

2022 Buick Encore GX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Ford Bronco Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after December 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Hyundai Venue 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Jeep Compass 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Seltos 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2023 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick

2022 Lincoln Corsair 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mazda CX-5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after June 2021

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Nissan Rogue 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota C-HR 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick

2022 Toyota Venza 4-door SUV

with specific headlights

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge 4-door SUV

2022 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights available

Other years