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In the market for a new car? Safety should be high on your “needs” checklist and a great place to start is the list of the safest cars 2022. The good news? Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases a list of their top safety picks in various vehicle categories, such as midsize SUVs, large cars, etc. This year’s list includes 65 models earning the Top Safety Pick+ award and 101 vehicles in total.
“We’re excited to see more vehicles on this list in 2022,” says IIHS President David Harkey. “Our awards make it easy for car buyers to find models that will protect them in a crash and increase the odds they’ll never be in one. By shooting for TOP SAFETY PICK+, automakers are showing that they’re committed to the same goal.”
So if you’re looking to haul the kids and dogs around in the safest SUVs or just want a safe car for your everyday commute, you have plenty to choose from.
Keep in mind that not all vehicles are built equally. Larger vehicles are typically able to offer more protection than smaller cars and SUVs. Thus, protections across categories may not necessarily be equal.
But let’s start with the IIHS rating system. The following is how the vehicles’ ratings are determined.
The IIHS, a nonprofit research and education organization, was founded in 1959 and launched their first bumper tests in 1969. Their crash tests and data collection since then have led to major life-saving advances within the auto industry. They know a thing or two about safety.
The IIHS rating system consists of tests that measure:
“A key reason vehicles have continued to get safer over the more than 25 years since the Institute began our ratings program is that we have never shied away from raising the bar. The high number of TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners [this year] shows that it’s time to push for additional changes,” said Harkey.
So, without further adieu:
Whether you’re already driving around in one of the safest cars of 2022 or not, accidents can still happen. An auto insurance policy from Erie Insurance will help you to protect the things you love: Your family, your car, and even your pets! Plus, we even offer affordable rates. So what do you have to lose?