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      02-13-2020 06:56 PM #1
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ty/4722933002/

      IIHS said 23 vehicles won the Top Safety Pick+ for 2020, while another 41 won the Top Safety Pick.

      Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands, had the most winners overall with 14.

      Mazda had the most Top Safety Pick+ winners of any automaker with five vehicles on the list, including the Mazda CX-3 SUV. Subaru was second with four vehicles on the list, including the Subaru Forester SUV. Others making the list included the Tesla Model 3, the Hyundai Nexo and the Lexus ES, which was named by J.D. Power on Wednesday as the most dependable vehicle of 2020. (Scroll down to see the full list.)

      Fiat Chrysler and Mitsubishi were shut out altogether.

      Notably absent on either list this year were minivans and pickups. Automakers didn't nominate any of them for the awards due to the vehicles' lack of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
      IIHS noted that vehicles can qualify for the honors later in the year if the automakers make mid-year upgrades.

      Other key attributes required to make the two lists include:

      • "Good" or "acceptable" headlights. If they're standard, that's enough to achieve a Top Safety Pick+. If they're optional, that's enough to achieve a Top Safety Pick. Poor headlight performance has been a significant concern among automotive safety advocates in recent years.

      • A "good" rating on all six crash assessments, including a passenger-side crash test that assesses the safety of passengers when there's a small overlap between cars involved in the collision. This is the first year a "good" rating on this test has been required to make both lists.
      2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners

      Small cars: Honda Insight, Mazda 3 hatchback, Mazda 3 sedan, Subaru Crosstrek hybrid

      Midsize cars: Mazda 6, Nissan Maxima, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback (built after October 2019), Toyota Camry

      Midsize luxury cars: Lexus ES, Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, Tesla Model 3

      Large luxury cars: Audi A6, Genesis G70 (built after December 2019), Genesis G80

      Small SUVs: Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

      Midsize luxury SUVs: Acura RDX, Cadillac XT6 (built after October 2019), Hyundai Nexo, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (built after July 2019)

      2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick winners

      Small cars: Honda Civic coupe, Civic hatchback, Civic sedan, Hyundai Elantra, Elantra GT, Hyundai Veloster, Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru Impreza sedan, Impreza wagon, Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla sedan, Corolla hatchback

      Midsize cars: Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan ALtima

      Midsize luxury cars: BMW 3 series, Volvo S60

      Large car: Kia Stinger

      Large luxury car: Audi A7

      Small SUVs: Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Tuscon, Kia Sportage, Lexus UX, Lincoln Corsair, Toyota RAV4, Volvo XC40

      Midsize SUVs: Ford Edge, Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-9, Subaru Ascent, Volkswagen Tiguan

      Midsize luxury SUV: Lexus RX

      Large SUV: Audi Q8

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      02-13-2020 06:58 PM #2
      Great so all of them. Theyre all safe.

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      02-13-2020 08:19 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post
      Great so all of them. Theyre all safe.
      Yeah, wth?

      Genesis G70 and G80 are both "large luxury" cars. Very good.
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      02-13-2020 09:07 PM #4
      I think its time they changed it to the unsafest cars of the year.

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      02-13-2020 10:04 PM #5
      Interesting there is no Large luxury SUV in the + category
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      02-14-2020 07:49 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I think its time they changed it to the unsafest cars of the year.
      That would be a little easier me tinx.

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      02-14-2020 08:05 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by drod2045 View Post
      Interesting there is no Large luxury SUV in the + category
      It is interesting, because people buy the Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, Expedition, Navigator, Sequoia, and Armada under the guise of safety.
      I guess these BOF large wagons aren't very safe, or they receive low marks for the damage they do to smaller cars in accidents (if that's factored into these tests).

    9. 02-14-2020 08:53 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by drod2045 View Post
      Interesting there is no Large luxury SUV in the + category
      None of them have automatic emergency braking.

      The next-generation GM models (Yukon, Escalade, etc) should change that, but they weren't out in time for this.

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      02-14-2020 10:13 AM #9
      I see they still haven't implemented the "new" side impact test that they were hyping a month or two ago.

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      02-14-2020 10:39 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lifelong Obsession View Post
      I see they still haven't implemented the "new" side impact test that they were hyping a month or two ago.
      The IIHS implements things on a rolling basis. The passenger side small overlap started a few years back but it wasn't until last year that it counted towards a Top Safety Pick award. This year adds more strict headlight requirements and pedestrian avoidance. Provided they start releasing results for the new side test, I would expect it to count in 2022.

      Their video gives a bit of the story:


      Also given how well they did, Mazda doesn't deserve it's lack of sales success.

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      02-14-2020 10:43 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Unilateral Phase Detractor View Post
      Also given how well they did, Mazda doesn't deserve it's lack of sales success.
      I've owned one Mazda and had them as rental cars. They really are making terrific cars but their dealership network is the pits and they can't find good traction in sales when so many of their dealers are trash.

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      02-14-2020 11:01 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      I think its time they changed it to the unsafest cars of the year.


      many of the very best cars i've driven safety was a bit of an after thought. perhaps it's the fear boner and the vehicles willingness to kill you if YOU f up...maybe it enhances the TCL love for doing dumb things in fast cars.
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