Consumer Reports Names Top Safe Vehicles for 2012
April 11, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

In its annual cars issue, Consumer Reports has rated a number of vehicles for safety, utilizing scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

One major category of the rankings took a look at front and side crash ratings, with a combined overall NHTSA score. Though many vehicles did not obtain a ranking in this category, a few stood out among the others. Among these was the Chevrolet Sonic, which received the best rating possible for overall crash protection (including both front and side)—the only vehicle in the subcompact cars category to achieve such a rating.

Other vehicles to receive high ratings for overall crash protection front/side were the Chevrolet Cruze (in the small car category); the Honda Accord and Kia Optima (in the family car category); the BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60 (in the upscale car category); the Chrysler 300 (in the luxury large car category); the Chevrolet Camaro (in the sporty/convertible car category); the Honda Odyssey (in the minivan grouping); the Kia Sportage (among small SUVs); the Cadillac SRX (in the mid-sized luxury vehicle category); and the Volvo XC60 (in the mid-sized luxury SUV category).

Several large SUVs ranked top for overall crash protection front/side, including the Cadillac Escalade, the Chevrolet Suburban, the Chevrolet Tahoe, the GM Yukon and the GMC Yukon XL.

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