These 3 Large Cars Are Safest Bet in a Crash

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives out top marks to 3 models
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2017 6:54 PM CDT
3 Large Cars That Aren't Death Traps
The 2017 Lincoln Continental is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

In the market for a large car that comes with some extra peace of mind? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a few suggestions. CBS Miami reports IIHS crashed six large car models to test their safety and awarded three of them its highest "Top Safety Pick Plus" designation. Here's the IIHS chief research officer on what it takes to earn that designation: "good ratings in all of our crash tests, plus they’re available with a front crash prevention system rated advanced or superior and headlights that are rated acceptable or good." The 2017 Lincoln Continental, redesigned Mercedes E-class, and Toyota Avalon all met those standards. IIHS has lots more info on the safety features of each. Better luck next time, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus, and Tesla Model S. (More car safety stories.)

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