Every year, car companies constantly work to innovate and make their cars better and safer for the driver. And again for 2011 a new series of innovations went out.
According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, for 2011 the safest car is the Buick LaCrosse for Large cars, Audi A3 ( MidSize cars ), Chevrolet Cruze (Small Cars).

A total of 25 SUVs and 40 cars earned the 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick award for being the safest cars on the road today.

The 66 winners, by category, are:

Large cars
Buick LaCrosse

Buick Regal

BMW 5 series (except 4-wheel drive and V8)

Cadillac CTS sedan

Ford Taurus

Hyundai Genesis

Infinite M37/M56 (except M56x 4-wheel drive)

Lincoln MKS

Mercedes E class coupe

Mercedes E class sedan

Toyota Avalon

Volvo S80
Midsize cars

Audi A3

Audi A4 sedan

Chevrolet Malibu

Chrysler 200 4-door

Dodge Avenger

Ford Fusion

Hyundai Sonata

Kia Optima

Lincoln MKZ

Mercedes C class

Subaru Legacy

Subaru Outback

Volkswagen Jetta sedan

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Volvo C30

Small cars

Chevrolet Cruze

Honda Civic 4-door models (except Si) with optional electronic stability control

Kia Forte sedan?Kia Soul

Mitsubishi Lancer sedan (except 4-wheel drive)

Nissan Cube

Scion tC

Scion xB

Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback (except WRX)

Volkswagen Golf 4-door

Volkswagen GTI 4-door

Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback built after July 2010

Toyota Sienna
Large SUV

Volkswagen Touareg
Midsize SUVs

Audi Q5

Cadillac SRX

Chevrolet Equinox

Dodge Journey

Ford Explorer

Ford Flex

GMC Terrain

Hyundai Santa Fe

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Kia Sorento built after March 2010

Lexus RX

Lincoln MKT

Mercedes GLK

Subaru Tribeca

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Venza

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC90
Small SUVs

Honda Element

Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Patriot with optional side torso airbags

Kia Sportage

Subaru Forester

Volkswagen Tiguan

Safest Cars 2011 Report ( PDF Link )



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