2024 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+

2024 Acura Integra 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback

Midsize cars

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 4-door sedan

Large luxury cars

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis Electrified G80 4-door sedan

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis G80 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after October 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis G90 4-door sedan

applies only to vehicles built after October 2023

Small SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis GV60 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Hyundai Kona 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mazda CX-50 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after August 2023

Midsize SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2025 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 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+

2024 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after November 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Subaru Ascent 4-door SUV

Midsize luxury SUVs

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Acura MDX 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 BMW X3 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Genesis GV80 4-door SUV

applies only to vehicles built after August 2023

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Lincoln Nautilus 4-door SUV

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 4-door SUV

with optional front crash prevention

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Tesla Model Y 4-door SUV

Large pickups

Top Safety Pick+

2024 Rivian R1T crew cab pickup

2024 criteria

Top Safety Pick +

  • G Good ratings in the small overlap front test
  • AGAcceptable or good in the updated moderate overlap front test
  • G Good rating in the updated side test
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard
  • AGAcceptable or good in the pedestrian front crash prevention test

Top Safety Pick

  • G Good ratings in the small overlap front test
  • G Good rating in the original moderate overlap front test
  • G Good rating in the updated side test
  • AGAcceptable or good headlights standard
  • AGAcceptable or good rating in the pedestrian front crash prevention test

Other years

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