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When it comes to personal safety, choosing the right car might one day mean the difference between serious or minor injury or even worse – so you might want to look at our list.

While the automotive industry is still in its youth (compared to other, longer-running industries), there’s a stark contrast between the first years of the “motorized carriages” and today’s vehicles – even when talking about mass-market models. The technology has progressed tremendously, but as with any high-stakes industry, there are still discrepancies even on the same market. Let’s take the US for example, the second largest in the world, as we have here a small list of cars that are considered very safe – all in their 2015 model year.

In the small cars class you should consider the Lexus CT 200h, Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza – or the best-known hybrid model in the world, the Toyota Prius. Moving on to the midsize bunch, we start off with the Chrysler 200, continue with the Mazda6, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Toyota Camry or Prius V and also head off into the sunset with some luxury picks: the Acura TLX, Audi A3, BMW 2 Series, Infiniti Q50 or Volvo S/V 60. Things start to heat up in the large premium segment: we have the Acura RLX, Hyundai Genesis, Infiniti Q70, Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz E Class and Volvo S80 as competitors.

When it comes to SUVs, we start with the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Forester, continue with the Acura MDX or Lexus NX and finish off with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Volvo XC60 and the Toyota Sienna minivan.

Via Forbes