On the list of priorities, each automaker undoubtedly has sales numbers as their number one concern, however, some companies keep passenger and driver safety not too deep down this list and actually attempt to protect their returning buyers. In the US The quality of these efforts is regularly checked by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. Today we will look into the lineup of crossovers and SUVs of 2020 from various price segments that received the highest Top Safety Pick Plus award. This year the only models that qualified had to have good crash test results, advanced crash prevention tech and standard acceptable headlights.
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#1 2020 Mazda CX-5: insidemazda.mazdausa.com/vehicle-page/2020-mazda-cx-5/ / mazdamediapacks.com/en/mazda-cx-5-2020/gallery/2020-mazda-cx-5-150ps-skyactiv-d-sport.html
2020 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover proudly carries the title of Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the US, and there are many reasons for its popularity among customers. For starters, CX-5 is known for its superior safety record. It also boasts striking Mazda design, a comfortable interior with high-quality soundproofing, and of-course, a selection of 2 responsive engines, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
#2 2020 Subaru Forester: media.subaru.com/mediacenter.do?method=viewChannel&cid=1824b99602888&videoNo=0&key=&mid=160
2020 Subaru Forester now feature Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist as standard, adding lane centering function and new lane departure prevention. Moreover, this Subaru has a unique DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, that alerts the driver when he or she gets distracted or sleepy.
#3 2020 Volvo XC90: volvocars.com/en-ca/cars/new-models/xc90
Though in customers’ eyes, Volvo cars are often regarded as the safest vehicles on the market, in the reality, the XC90 is only Volvo to earn the highest IIHS honor in 2020. It gets the top Good scores across all types of crash tests, plus its vehicle to vehicle front crash prevention is rated as superior.
#4 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback
The only electric car to receive IIHS’s highest recognition in 2021 was the Tesla Model 3, but when it came to evaluating SUVs, the Model X didn’t show the same results and had to yield to the superiority of Audi e-Tron.
#5 2020 Acura RDX: acuranews.com/en-US/channels/channel-3128?selectedTabId=channel-3128-videos
Currently in its third generation, this Acura’s compact crossover competes in the entry-level luxury segment. The main reasons to consider the RDX is a sporty exterior and a generous list of standard technologies that still remain optional for many competitors.
#6 2020-2021 Lexus NX
Out of the entire lineup of crossovers produced by the world’s largest manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corp, only the mid-size Lexus NX manages to hit the top mark this year.
#7 2020 Cadillac XT6
Positioned between the ginormous Escalade and the 5-passenger XT5, this mid-size SUV may be considered an entry level 3-row in the company’s lineup, but at the same time as per the IIHS it is the pinnacle of safety offered by General Motors.
#8 2020 Mazda CX-9: insidemazda.mazdausa.com/vehicle-page/2020-mazda-cx-9/
While this is not the first IIHS top badge for this mid-size Mazda, the 2020 award actually applies to all vehicles in the range, and not only the top trims with additional equipment. This is made possible thanks to the inclusion of the entire i-Activsense safety suite into the standard equipment list for all CX-9 models and improvement of the base LED headlights.
#9 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=41193428&ls=L2VuL2luc3RhbmNlL2tvLnhodG1sP29pZD05MjY3MjI5JnJlbElkPTYwODI5JmZyb21PaWQ9OTI2NzIyOSZib3JkZXJzPXRydWUmcmVzdWx0SW5mb1R5cGVJZD00MDYyNiZ2aWV3VHlwZT1saXN0JnNvcnREZWZpbml0aW9uPVBVQkxJU0hFRF9BVC0yJnRodW1iU2NhbGVJbmRleD0wJnJvd0NvdW50c0luZGV4PTUmZnJvbUluZm9UeXBlSWQ9NDA2Mjg!&rs=6
Fully redesigned for 2020, the GLE-Class is one of only two Mercedes vehicles to gain the Top Safety Pick Plus award in 2020, though it only applies to the models equipped with optional front crash prevention.