The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage that result from accidents on Canadian roads. IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn’t work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that do occur.
To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests. To qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the small overlap front (driver-side), moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests. Vehicles must also offer, as optional equipment, an autonomous emergency braking system (Subaru EyeSight®) and earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Vehicle must also offer specific headlights that earn an acceptable or good headlight rating. For more details, visit www.iihs.org/ratings