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Safest Cars of 2013

One of the best ways to save money on your insurance is to drive a car that costs less to insure!
1/4/2013

One of the best ways to save money on your insurance is to drive a car that costs less to insure! Many consumers are not aware that this is a factor in the rating of insurance policies.

 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses from crashes on the nation's roads, named 13 cars to their 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK+ list.

 

The Institute rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

 

2013 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ List

Midsize Moderately Priced Cars
• Chrysler 200 4-door
• Dodge Avenger
• Ford Fusion built after Dec. 2012
• Honda Accord 2-door
• Kia Optima
• Nissan Altima 4-door built after Nov. 2012
• Subaru Legacy built after Aug. 2012
• Subaru Outback built after Aug. 2012
• Suzuki Kizashi
• Volkswagen Passat built after Oct. 2012

 

Midsize Luxury/Near Luxury cars
• Acura TL
• Volvo S60

 

An additional 117 cars earned the institute’s TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD . To qualify for this category, vehicles must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests, regardless of their rating in the small overlap frontal test.

 

How safe is your car? Visit IIHS to review and extensive ratings list.

 

Consult your independent insurance agent regarding specifics to your individual insurance policy and additional options.

“The information on this site is general in nature. Any description of coverage is necessarily simplified. Whether a particular loss is covered depends on the specific facts and the provisions, exclusions and limits of the actual policy. Nothing on this site alters the terms or conditions of any policies, nor does it provide any guarantees. You should read your specific policy for a complete description of coverage.”

 

 

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Car Safety Ratings
Nice to see that the Honda Accord 4-Door (the model I own) is rated higly as well. The Insurance Instiute for Highway Safety website is a great place... Read more
1/4/2013 4:40 PM
Doug
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