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The safety experts at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—a nonprofit research and education organization—conduct tests to determine which vehicles do the best job of protecting people in the most common kinds of crashes: front, side, rollover, and rear.

The evaluators toughened up their testing criteria for 2018. In turn, auto manufacturers stepped up their game. For 2019, the winners’ list doubled to a total of 30 vehicles. Here are their 2019 selections, listed by category.

THE 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ WINNERS

Small Cars:

  • Honda Insight
  • Hyundai Elantra (built after September 2018)
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Niro hybrid
  • Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
  • Subaru Crosstrek
  • Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan
  • Subaru Impreza wagon
  • Subaru WRX

Midsize Cars:

  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Kia Optima
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry

Midsize Luxury Cars:

  • Genesis G70
  • Lexus ES

Large Car:

  • Toyota Avalon (built after September 2018)

Large Luxury Cars:

  • BMW 5 series
  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

Small SUVs:

  • Hyundai Kona
  • Mazda CX-5

Midsize SUVs:

  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Kia Sorento
  • Subaru Ascent

Midsize Luxury SUVs:

  • Acura RDX
  • BMW X3
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class