The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates vehicles based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. The first requirement for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick is to earn good ratings in all three Institute tests. A new requirement for 2007 is that the winning vehicles must offer electronic stability control. Here is the list for 2007 models, which notibly does not include a single US manufactured car.
- Large car--Audi A6, Midsize cars, Audi A4, Saab 9-3, Subaru Legacy
- Minivans--Hyundai Entourage, Kia Sedona
- Luxury SUVs--Mercedes M class, Volvo XC90, Midsize SUVs, Acura RDX, Honda Pilot, Subaru B9 Tribeca, Small SUVs, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester