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Safest cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added 11 more models to its "Top Safety Pick" list. That means they earned the best possible ratings front, side and rear impact protection and they are available with electronic stability control.

Volvo XC90
Volvo XC90
Volvo's reputation has been built on safety, so Volvo's absence from last year's Insurance Institute Top Safety Pick list was surprising to many consumers. The fact is, however, that many companies now make very safe cars, not just Volvo. Ford's Swedish luxury brand makes the cut this year with its XC90 SUV.

Audi A3

BMW X3

BMW X5

Honda Accord

Honda Element

Honda Odyssey

Hyundai Veracruz

Saturn Vue

Subaru Impreza

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Tundra

Acura MDX

Acura RDX

Audi A4

Audi A6

Ford Edge

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus X

Hyundai Entourage

Honda CR-V

Honda Pilot

Hyundai Santa Fe

Kia Sedona

Saab 9-3

Lincoln MKX

Saab 9-3 convertible

Mercedes-Benz M-class

Mercury Sable

Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Forester

Subaru Legacy

Volvo C70

Volvo S80

Volvo XC90
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