• Aug 27, 2009
Four 2010 model year vehicles have just been awarded Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Subaru's Outback and Legacy, the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler's Sebring. Top Safety Picks are given to those vehicles that come equipped with electronic stability control and receive front, side, and rear crash test ratings of 'Good' in IIHS testing.

The Legacy has boasted a 'Good' rating for a few years now, while the all-new Outback takes the cake on its first try. The Sebring and Avenger continue their runs of 'Good' form in their current generations.

[Source: IIHS]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      One other thing: these are all 2009 Top Picks. None of these have been tested for roof strength. They'll have to be and get a Good on that too to be a 2010 Top Pick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uhm, previous Avengers and Sebrings weren't Good in the rear test. In fact, new active head restraints are the only thing that the IIHS tested this time. The side and front results are the same as from 2008.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like that'll help Sebring sales. Probably people want to avoid hitting an accident.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great showing, Chrysler! Lifelong Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep owner here. While I think the Sebring is a very nice looking sedan, I'm really excited about the upcoming 200. The polarizing design of most of their offerings is a draw for me. (Is there anything unique about most modern sedan design -- especially the interior? They ALL look alike now.) And, after these troubles in the auto industry, I hope the manufacturer focuses more on profitability than on market share.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that POS sebring it's a top safety pick?
      • 5 Years Ago
      too bad the last two score very, very low on desireability
      • 5 Years Ago
      These cars are so ugly that any other car about to crash into them commits vehicular suicide.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've noticed a lot of ugly cars get great safety ratings.. Isn't that odd? Like they have reinforced fugly steel or something.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So true, aren't the late-model Tauri considered like the safest cars ever, along with the Panther platform cars?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmhh I guess ugly does well in a crash then. Maybe the barrier tried to get out of the way at the horror of those ugly cars. ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Land Rovers are pretty unreliable, and I understand if their ponderous weight and inflated price tags turn people off, but I've never heard say they were ugly. In fact, they are some of the more aesthetically sophisticated and refined SUVs on the market.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The nicest looking Rover (if there is such a thing) can't hold a candle to the ugliest Subie..."

        The original Tribeca disagrees!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If ugly wins, why no Range Rovers???

        The nicest looking Rover (if there is such a thing) can't hold a candle to the ugliest Subie...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a good thing because if I drove either one of the Subarus or the Sebring I'd want to drive it into a wall. Couldn't hurt their looks...God, Subaru, you make great cars, now just quit being cheap, put down 'Car Design For Dummies' and hire a designer already! God knows enough of them are unemployed!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Didn't Subaru hire someone away from Alfa last year?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good to see that the Subies got the rating, despite losing the frameless doors. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully the new Chrysler 200 will retain the top safety ratings of the current SebringAvenger.
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