2023 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+

2023-24 Acura Integra 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Elantra 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Subaru Impreza 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Prius Prime 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Hyundai Ioniq 6 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Subaru Outback 4-door wagon

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after January 2023

Midsize luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4-door sedan

with optional front crash prevention

Large cars

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Crown 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2024 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis Electrified G80 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 BMW X1 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis GV60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Tucson 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Lexus RZ 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Lexus UX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Subaru Solterra 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after October 2022

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Hyundai Palisade 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after March 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Jeep Grand Cherokee L 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after May 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Kia Telluride 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda CX-90 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Nissan Ariya 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after March 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Volkswagen Atlas 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Acura RDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Audi Q4 e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 BMW X3 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Genesis Electrified GV70 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis GV70 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis GV80 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Infiniti QX60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Lexus NX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Lexus NX Plug-in Hybrid 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Lexus RX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Tesla Model Y 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Volvo XC90 Recharge 4-door SUV

Large SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Audi Q7 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after January 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2023 Audi Q8 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Audi Q8 e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Rivian R1S 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after January 2023

Minivans

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Rivian R1T Crew cab pickup

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Tundra Crew cab pickup

Top Safety Pick+

2023-24 Toyota Tundra Extended cab pickup

2023 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front tests and original moderate overlap front test
  • G Good rating in the updated side test
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front tests and original moderate overlap front test
  • AGAcceptable or good rating in the updated side test
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard
  • AdvancedSuperior Advanced or superior rating for daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention

Other years