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2014 Top Automobile Safety Picks

2014 Top Automobile Safety Picks

* To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.

To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must meet the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Models that earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that’s a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK doesn’t necessarily afford more protection than a bigger car that doesn’t earn the award.

  • + indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner
  • A indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK winner

Minicars

  • A 2014 Chevrolet Spark

Small Cars

  • A 2014 Dodge Dart
  • A 2014 Ford Focus
  • A 2014 Honda Civic 2-door coupe
  • + 2014 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Hyundai Elantra
    Applies only to sedan models.
  • + 2014 Mazda 3
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after October 2013. 4-door hatchback | 4-door sedan
  • A 2014 Scion tC
  • A 2014 Subaru Impreza
    Does not apply to 2014 WRX models.
  • A 2015 Subaru WRX
  • A 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • + 2014 Toyota Prius
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after November 2013.
  • + 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.
  • + 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention 4-door models.

Midsize moderately priced cars

  • + 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Chrysler 200
    Applies only to 4-door models.
  • A 2014 Dodge Avenger
  • + 2014 Ford Fusion
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Honda Accord 2-door coupe
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2015 Hyundai Sonata
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Kia Optima
  • + 2014 Mazda 6
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Nissan Altima
  • + 2014 Subaru Legacy
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Subaru Outback
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • A 2014 Toyota Camry
    Applies only to vehicles built after December 2013.
  • A 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Midsize luxury/near luxury cars

  • A 2014 Acura TL
  • + 2015 Audi A3
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 BMW 2 series
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after June 2014.
  • + 2014 Infiniti Q50
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Lincoln MKZ
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Volvo S60

Large luxury cars

  • + 2014 Acura RLX
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2015 Hyundai Genesis
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mercedes E class
    Applies only to vehicles built after January 2014.
  • + 2014 Volvo S80

Small SUVs

  • + 2014 Mazda CX-5
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models. Applies only to vehicles built after October 2013.
  • A 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • + 2014 Nissan Rogue
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Subaru Forester
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

Midsize SUVs

  • + 2014 Chevrolet Equinox
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 GMC Terrain
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Toyota Highlander
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

Midsize luxury SUVs

  • + 2014 Acura MDX
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.
  • + 2014 Mercedes M class
    Applies only to vehicles built after August 2013.
  • + 2014 Volvo XC60
  • A 2014 Volvo XC90

Minivans

  • + 2014 Honda Odyssey
    Applies only to optional front crash prevention models.

* Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Highway Loss Data Institute

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Stafford, VA Man Killed In Fatal Car Crash After Medical Emergency

Fredericksburg, VA – July 26 – A Stafford, Virginia man was pronounced dead Thursday morning after a single-car accident.

According to official reports by Fredericksburg.patch.com, the accident occurred around 11 a.m. at Old Mill Park.

Paul Hinson, 51, was operating a 1998 Mercury when he suffered an unknown medical emergency, police said.

Witnesses saw Hinson drive over a parking lot curb, cross a field and crash into a tree.

He lost consciousness after the crash and received CPR from bystanders. Two officers then used an automatic electronic defibrillator on the man for about three minutes.

Hinson was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

The accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC offer their sincerest condolences to Hinson’s family and friends. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today and let us fight on your behalf. Call 703-906-4229.

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Dies In Fatal Car Crash | VA Car Accident Lawyer

King William County, VA – June 5 – A fifth grader was killed Sunday afternoon after being involved in a fatal car crash.

According to official reports by dailypress.com, the accident happened around 4 p.m. on Route 30 when a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear-ended a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am.

The initial collision caused the Grand Am to crash into another vehicle in front of it, a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Alec Rammell, 11, was inside the Grand Am at the time of the accident. He was transported to VCU Medical Center by flight for treatment of serious injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The Grand Am driver and two other children inside the vehicle were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, as well as the drivers of the other two vehicles.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

The accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC offer their sincerest condolences to Alec’s family and friends. If you or your child has been seriously injured in a recent car accident, please contact us today. We’re ready to fight on your behalf in court. Call 703-906-4229 now.

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