Hyundai, Volvo, Mazda, Subaru high 2021 High Security Choose awards
“With these awards, we need to make it simple for shoppers to seek out automobiles that present good safety in crashes, enough lighting and efficient entrance crash safety,” IIHS President David Harkey mentioned in a press release.
For 2021, 56 fashions earned a TSP+ award, and 41 earned a TSP, bringing the overall variety of award winners to 97. Final 12 months, there have been 64.
The Hyundai Motor Group, which incorporates Kia and Genesis, earned 12 TSP and 5 TSP+ awards, led by its small crossovers, three-row SUVs, and mid-size sedans such because the 2021 Kia K5 and 2021 Hyundai Sonata.
Volvo fared even higher, with all 14 fashions it makes incomes a TSP+ honor. The 2021 XC40 Recharge electrical car has but to be examined. Mazda had comparable success, with all six of its fashions that had been examined incomes a TSP+, apart from the MX-5 Miata.
Subaru nearly had a whole sweep, as nicely, with each mannequin besides the BRZ sports activities coupe incomes both a TSP or TSP+ designation, although in lots of circumstances it applies to automobiles with a repeatedly variable computerized transmission, not a guide.
On the opposite finish of the spectrum, Mitsubishi didn’t win an award for its small lineup of 4 automobiles, and Common Motors received solely two awards, regardless of encompassing 4 main manufacturers making dozens of fashions. The 2021 Ram 1500 was the one pickup truck to win a TSP.
The insurance-industry funded IIHS evaluates vehicles primarily based on six crash checks in addition to testing the efficacy of headlights and driver-assistance techniques, which exceeds the outdated crash testing carried out by the NHTSA. The crash-test rankings normally align, however the 2021 Nissan Rogue earned a TSP+ with “Good” outcomes on crash checks, but it solely had a four-star security ranking from the NHTSA. The disparity reveals the worth of monitoring testing from each companies.
For a automobile to satisfy the TSP standards coveted by automotive entrepreneurs and appreciated by customers, the mannequin should earn “Good” rankings on all six crash checks and are available out there with computerized emergency braking that earns a minimum of an “Superior” ranking in avoiding or almost avoiding a crash with automobiles and pedestrians at speeds of 12 mph and 25 mph. It must earn the identical ranking in checks that present a pace discount at 37 mph to keep away from or mitigate placing a pedestrian strolling beside the highway.
Moreover, and most problematically because the IIHS toughened the standards final 12 months, TSP winners have to be supplied with headlights that fee at “Good” or “Acceptable,” whereas TSP+ honorees should make these headlights customary.
“As producers confirmed they might produce headlights with higher lighting and fewer glare, IIHS determined to encourage them to make this improved tools customary,” the IIHS mentioned in a press release. “The technique appears to be working. A 12 months in the past, solely 23 automobiles certified for the higher-tier award. At present, the quantity has greater than doubled, and nearly all of awards handed out for 2021 fashions embody the plus signal.”
For extra on the awards, go to the IIHS.
2021 High Security Choose+ by phase:
Mazda 3 hatchback
Mazda 3 sedan
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Kia K5 constructed (after November 2020)
Nissan Maxima (constructed after November 2020)
Lexus ES 350
Tesla Mannequin 3
Volvo S60 Recharge
Volvo V60 Cross Nation
Volvo V60 Recharge
Audi A6 Allroad
Volvo S90 Recharge
Volvo V90 Cross Nation
Mazda CX-30 (constructed after September 2020)
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Volvo XC60 Recharge
Volvo XC90 Recharge
Audi E-Tron Sportback
2021 High Security Choose by phase:
Honda Civic hatchback (excluding Sort R efficiency variant)
Honda Civic sedan
Hyundai Veloster (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Kia Forte (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Kia Soul (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Subaru Crosstrek (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Subaru Impreza wagon and sedan (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Subaru WRX (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Toyota Corolla hatchback
Toyota Corolla sedan
Audi A5 Sportback
BMW 3 collection
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Kia Stinger (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Hyundai Kona (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Hyundai Tucson (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Kia Seltos (constructed after August 2020; with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Kia Sportage (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Toyota RAV4 Prime
Mercedes-Benz GLC (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)
Ram 1500 crew cab (with non-obligatory entrance crash prevention)