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IIHS hands out 48 Top Safety Pick+ awards for 2016

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The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced the 48 winners of a Top Safety Pick+ award and the 13 recipients of a Top Safety Pick award for the 2016 model year.

The baseline requirements for both awards are good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a standard or optional front crash prevention system. 

The 48 winners of the "plus" award have a superior- or advanced-rated front crash prevention system with automatic braking capabilities. These vehicles must stop or slow down without driver intervention before hitting a target in tests at 12 mph (20 km/h), 25 mph (40 km/h) or both. Models with a basic-rated front crash prevention system, which typically only issues a warning and doesn't brake, qualify for Top Safety Pick. 

The recipients of a Top Safety Pick+ award are:

Minicar : Scion iA

Small Cars :

  • Acura ILX
  • Lexus CT 200h 
  • Mazda3 (berline et hayon) 
  • Subaru Crosstrek
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru WRX 
  • Volkswagen Golf (4 portes et Sportwagon),
  • Volkswagen GTI (4 portes)

Midsize Cars :

  • Chrysler 200
  • Honda Accord (coupé et 4 portes)
  • Mazda6 
  • Nissan Maxima 
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Prius v 
  • Volkswagen Jetta 
  • Volkswagen Passat

Midsize Luxury Car :

  • Audi A3
  • BMW Série 2 
  • Lexus ES 
  • Volvo S60 
  • Volvo V60

Large Family Car :

  • Toyota Avalon

Large Luxury Car :

  • Acura RLX 
  • Audi A6 (construites après janvier 2015) 
  • Hyundai Genesis 
  • Infiniti Q70 (sauf modèles V8 4WD) 
  • Lexus RC
  • Mercedes-Benz Classe E 
  • Volvo S80

Small SUV :

  • Fiat 500X (construits après juillet 2015) 
  • Honda CR-V
  • Hyundai Tucson 
  • Mazda CX-5 
  • Mitsubishi Outlander 
  • Subaru Forester 
  • Toyota RAV4

Midsize SUV :

  • Honda Pilot 
  • Nissan Murano

Midsize Luxury SUV  :

  • Acura MDX 
  • Acura RDX 
  • Audi Q5 
  • Lexus NX 
  • Volvo XC60 
  • Volvo XC90

 The recipients of a Top Safety Pick award are:

Small Cars :

  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Sentra

Midsize Cars :

  • Chevrolet Malibu Limited

Small SUV :

  • Buick Encore 
  • Nissan Rogue

Midsize SUV :

  • Chevrolet Equinox 
  • GMC Terrain 
  • Kia Sorento

Midsize Luxury SUV :

  • Mercedes-Benz Classe GLE

Minivans :

  • Honda Odyssey
  • Kia Sedona

Large Pickup :

  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew