List of Safe Vehicles Released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Are you in the market for a new vehicle?  Are you interested in knowing the safest vehicles on the road?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of the safest vehicles.   The IIHS ranks crashworthiness as "good," "acceptable," "marginal" or "poor" based on "performance in high-speed front and side crash tests and  a rollover test.  The group also evaluates  seat-head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.  To achieve the Top Safety Pick designation, the vehicle must achieve the highest possible rank of "good" in all four tests.

Here is the list for 2012.