The Safest Cars to Buy in 2019

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. February 28, 2019
The Safest Cars to Buy in 2019

Now that we’re in the new year, you might be thinking about buying a new car. If that’s the case, you should do your research and make sure you’re getting the best buy for your money. It’s even more important to make sure you’re buying the safest car you can. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released its Top Safety Picksfor 2019.

IIHS increased the crash test standards for 2019. The organization awarded 57 vehicles its Top Safety Pick rating and of those only 30 vehicles received the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating. In order to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle must receive a “good” rating in tests related to the front, side, roof, and head restraints. The vehicle must receive an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “good” rating for its headlights.

Top 30 Safety Picks

IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ vehicles for 2019 include:

  • Small Cars
    • Honda Insight
    • Hyundai Elantra
    • Kia Forte
    • Kia Niro Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid
    • Subaru Crosstrek
    • Subaru Impreza 4-door & 4-door Wagon
    • Subaru WRX
  • Midsize Cars
    • Hyundai Sonata
    • Kia Optima
    • Subaru Legacy
    • Subaru Outback
    • Toyota Camry
  • Midsize Luxury Cars
    • Genesis G70
    • Lexus ES 350
    • Mercedes Benz C-Class
  • Large Cars
    • Toyota Avalon
  • Large Luxury Cars
    • BMW 5 Series
    • Genesis G80
    • Lincoln Continental
    • Mercedes Benz E-Class
  • Small SUVs
    • Hyundai Kona
    • Mazda CX-5
  • Midsize SUVs
    • Hyundai Santa Fe
    • Kia Sorento
    • Subaru Ascent
  • Midsize Luxury SUVs
    • Acura RDX
    • BMW X3
    • Mercedes Benz GLC
    • Mercedes Benz GLE Class

Vehicle Size

IIHS notes that these vehicles were selected for safety within their specific size categories. The size and weight of a vehicle have an impact on the safety of the occupants, with larger, heavier vehicles affording more protection than smaller, lighter vehicles. IIHS notes that a smaller car with a Top Safety Pick+ honor is not necessarily safer than a larger car that did not earn the honor. 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may need the help of an experienced South Florida personal injury attorney. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have over 30 years of experience helping Floridians injured in car accidents. Contact us onlineor call us at 1-855-293-5630 to set up your consultation.

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