Special Feature - 31 safest cars for 2017

Which are the safest cars on the road for 2017? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is here with the answers. Every year the non-governmental body tests all cars on the market in America and determines which are the safest among them. And this year's tests were even more rigorous than before.

Last year the IIHS added new evaluation criteria for headlights, but waited until this year to integrate their results into its overall ratings. All told, 38 models earned the Top Safety Pick + rating for 2017, with another 44 earning the slightly less stringent Top Safety Pick.

So without further ado, here are the vehicles that won the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick + and are available in the Levant and GCC markets:

Small cars:

  • Hyundai Elantra (sedan only; built after March 2016)
  • Mazda 3 (4-door sedan | 4-door hatchback)
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Prius (built after August 2016)

Midsize cars:

  • Honda Accord sedan
  • Mazda 6
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Jetta

Midsize luxury cars:

  • Audi A4
  • Lexus ES 350
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo V60

Large luxury cars:

  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Lexus RC

Small SUVs:

  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Nissan Murano
  • Subaru Forester (built after October 2016)
  • Toyota RAV4

Midsize SUVs:

  • Honda Pilot
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (built after March 2016)

Midsize luxury SUVs:

  • Audi Q5
  • Lexus NX
  • Lexus RX
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
  • Volvo XC60
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