The Alexandria, Va.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named 19 cars and eight SUVs winners of their Top Safety Pick award for 2010.
To win the award, vehicles must protect occupants in front, side and rear crashes in Institute tests. Also for the first time this year, two new criteria were added. Winning vehicles are now required to exhibit good performance in a roof strength test to measure protection in a rollover, and also are required to have electronic stability control, which research shows significantly reduces crash risk.
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