Top Ten Safest Cars in 2007 (US)

#1 - Acura RDX

Acura RDXThe Acura RDX shares the core of its engineering with the Honda CR-V, and as with all Honda SUVs, electronic stability control comes as standard. Helping the Acura RDX stay under control when performing emergency maneuvres.

#2 - Audi A4

Audi A4With improvements to the Audi's seats for 2007, the Audi A4 has earned the Insurance Institute's Top Safety Pick Award having only achieving an "acceptable" performance in whiplash protection last year.

#3 - Audi A6

Audi A6Benefiting from the same improvements to the Audi seats as the A4, the Audi A6. A popular choice for a couple of years now, the Audi A6 comfortably makes it into the top 10.

#4 - Honda CR-V

Honda CR-VComfortable and well equipped, the Honda CR-V has superb ride quality as well as high safety standards with electronic stability control coming as standard.

#5 - Honda Pilot

Honda PilotThe mid-sized Honda Pilot has been one of the most popular crossover SUVs around since its introduction in 2002. Like all Honda SUVs, it comes standard with electronic stability control.

#6 - Hyundai Entourage

Hyundai EntourageEssentially Hyundai's new minivan, the Entourage has a smooth and quiet ride, comfortable interior and solid build quality

#7 - Kia Sedona

Kia SedonaAnother minivan to make the list, the Kia Sedona comes with high standard specifications and proves to be a smooth, comfortable and most importantly, safe ride

#8 - Mercedes-Benz M-class

Mercedes Benz M-ClassTechnically speaking a crossover vehicle, the M-Class handles well and, according to the Insurance Institute's tests, offers excellent protection in the event of a wreck. In 2006 the M-class was one of the most popular rental vehicles according to car leasing firms.

#9 - Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3The penultimate car in the list, the 9-3 offers excellent handling and performance for a front-wheel drive car. And most importantly it offers class leading safety as well.

#10 - Subaru B9 Tribeca

Subaru B9 TribecaAnd finally the Subaru B9 Tribeca ends our list of the ten safest cars available. Its peculiar design may not suit your tastes, but the Tribeca does perform very well in crash tests. Electronic stability control comes as standard equipment.


Source - CNN, November 2006

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