IIHS announces 2014 Top Safety Pick vehicle lists

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the list of Top Safety Pick + vehicles for 2014. KDVR's Jon Bowman reports on the vehicles that met the tough criteria as the top safety picks for the coming year.

Small cars

  • Honda Civic 4-door
  • Mazda 3, built after October 2013
  • Toyota Prius, built after November 2013

Midsize moderately priced cars

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord 2-door
  • Honda Accord 4-door
  • Mazda 6
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback

Midsize luxury/near-luxury cars

  • Infiniti Q50
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Volvo S60

Large luxury cars

  • Acura RLX
  • Volvo S80

Small SUVs

  • Mazda CX-5, built after October 2013
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Subaru Forester

Midsize SUV

  • Toyota Highlander

Midsize luxury SUVs

  • Acura MDX
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class, built after August 2013
  • Volvo XC60


  • Honda Odyssey

Except for the Volvo S60, S80 and XC60 and the hybrid version of the Honda Civic 4-door, vehicles listed under TOP SAFETY PICK+ qualify for that award only when equipped with optional front crash prevention. Front crash prevention isn't available on non-hybrid versions of the Civic.

For complete lists of both the Top Safety Pick+ and the Top Safety Pick vehicles, CLICK HERE to visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's website. 

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