The Safest Cars of 2019

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Safety, Auto Insurance, Auto Accidents,

Shopping for a new car can be overwhelming, especially with today’s high-tech features. From emergency autobrake to lane departure warnings , today’s drivers have more options than ever before.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives drivers a great place to start with its annual Top Safety Pick ratings. This year, 30 models were awarded the institute’s top-tier award and 27 models earned the second-tier award.

IIHS conducts tests to determine which vehicles do the best job of protecting people in the most common kinds of crashes. According to its website, the institute tests crashworthiness (how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash) and crash avoidance and mitigation (technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity).

The 2019 Top Safety Pick + Winners by category are as follows:

Small Cars:

  •     Honda Insight
  •     Hyundai Elantra (built after September 2018)
  •     Kia Forte
  •     Kia Niro hybrid
  •     Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
  •     Subaru Crosstrek
  •     Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan
  •     Subaru Impreza wagon
  •     Subaru WRX

Midsize Cars:

  •     Hyundai Sonata
  •     Kia Optima
  •     Subaru Legacy
  •     Subaru Outback
  •     Toyota Camry

Midsize Luxury Cars:

  •     Genesis G70
  •     Lexus ES

Large Car:

  •     Toyota Avalon (built after September 2018)

Large Luxury Cars:

  •     BMW 5 series
  •     Genesis G80
  •     Genesis G90
  •     Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

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

See the remaining 27 winners in the Top Safety Pick category plus safety ratings for older cars at

To make sure you have the right auto insurance for whichever vehicle you choose to buy, call one of our professionals at Assure America. We have locations in Weirton, Wellsburg and Chester in West Virginia; Steubenville, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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