IIHS Top Safety Picks of 2015 | Midsize luxury SUVs
Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests vehicles for “crashworthiness”—essentially how well a vehicle performs in a crash. The better the performance, the safer you and your loved ones are on the road. Vehicles are tested in five separate areas, including:
- – Side impact
- – Roof strength
- – Head restraint and seats
- – Small and moderate overlap front
Here are their top safety picks (TSPs) for midsize luxury SUVs in 2015.
2015 Acura MDX
The MDX received a rating of “G”, or good, in every area. In addition, it received an “advanced” rating for its front crash prevention capabilities. The MDX also earned a rating of “G” for its injury measures, indicating that there is a low risk of injury to either the passenger or the driver in the event of a crash of this severity.
2015 Infiniti QX60
While the Infiniti also received a “G” rating across the board, it lost points in the Front Crash Prevention category, receiving only 1 out of 3 points, giving it a “basic” rating—the lowest on the rating scale.
2015 Lexus NX
Received a rating of “G” in all areas, as well as an “advanced” rating in the Front Crash Prevention category.
2015 Mercedes M Class
Also received a “G” rating in all areas, however earned a “basic” in the Front Crash Prevention category, as it has neither high-speed nor low-speed auto-brake capabilities.
2015 Volvo XC60
The Volvo was the only test vehicle to receive a rating of “Superior” in the Front Crash Prevention category, as well as “G” across the board.
For more information about these and other vehicles, please visit the IIHS website.