Top 10 Safest Small and Midsize Cars for 2024

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Top 10 Safest Small & Midsize Cars Ranked for 2024

Top 10 Safest Small & Midsize Cars Ranked for 2024

Apr 15, 2024

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its annual list of “Top Safety Picks” for 2024.

In the sections below, we will review the Top 10 Safest Cars identified through IIHS research and offer information on what to do after being injured in a California motor vehicle collision.

Top 10 Small and Midsize Cars Rated as ‘Safety Picks’ by the IIHS

The following cars ranked by the IIHS received either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ certification (with the latter being considered the best rating).

  1. Acura Integra:
    Acura IntegraThe Integra has been redesigned for 2023. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on Honda’s test of an Integra 2023 as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. According to the company’s website, the 2024 Integra offers an unparalleled driving experience. The 2024 Integra is equipped a 200 HP * Turbo VTEC engine with sporty paddleshifters. You can feel the power and control. The 6-speed manual transmission is available with the sophisticated Rev-Match control system. The Integra earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
  2. Mazda 3 (four-door hatchback & sedan models):  Mazda 3 (four-door hatchback & sedan models)The 2024 Mazda 3 has kept the similar design of the 2019 model. The IIHS assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on tests conducted by Mazda in frontal test verification. These ratings are applicable to the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback (the tested 3 comes in both versions). The Mazda 3 is available with two different engines, a four-cylinder base engine or a turbocharged four cylinder with all-wheel-drive as standard. The Mazda 3 earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
  3. Toyota Prius (four-door hatchback model):Toyota Prius (four-door hatchback model) Toyota Prius Prime and Prius were completely redesigned for 2023. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on tests conducted by Toyota in 2023 Prius as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The 2024 Toyota Prius comes in three trims: LE, XLE, and Limited . Each model has a hybrid drivetrain that combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor, producing 194 horsepower. The Toyota Prius earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
  4. Honda Accord (four-door sedan): Honda Accord (four-door sedan)The Honda Accord has been redesigned for 2023. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on a Honda 2023 Accord test conducted as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The entry-level model of Honda’s four-door fixture is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. However, the majority of models will be equipped with a fuel efficient four-cylinder hybrid system. Front-wheel drive will always be the only choice, no matter what you decide. The Accord has been redesigned in the last year and is sporting a new wardrobe of sheetmetal that’s arguably more attractive than any other car it’s worn for generations. The Accord has two rows of spacious seats, a large trunk and all the modern infotainment technology you would expect from a car. Its refined road handling is one of the main reasons it gets such high marks. The Honda Accord earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
  5. Hyundai Ioniq 6:Hyundai Ioniq 6 Hyundai introduced the Ioniq 6, a compact crossover, in 2023. The Institute assigns the passenger-side small overlap ratings for frontal crashes based on tests conducted by Hyundai in 2023 Ioniq 6 as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The Ioniq 6 shrinks the Ioniq 5 formula, improving driving dynamics and providing a lot of fun behind the wheel. The Ioniq 6 is a four-door that looks unlike anything else on the road. Its styling is functional and makes it aerodynamic. In our tests, the Ioniq 6 exceeded its EPA estimated range by more than 10%. The Hyundai Ioniq 6earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
  6. Hyundai Elantra:Hyundai Elantra The Elantra has been redesigned to be similar to the model year 2021. The Institute assigns small overlap ratings to the driver’s side of a 2021 Elantra as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. Hyundai’s Elantra is a car that offers a lot of style, and also a great deal of value. Car and Driver says that the Elantra’s sharp exterior design is sure to turn heads, but it doesn’t sacrifice traditional compact car traits. The Elantra has a spacious cabin for its size, and a hybrid powertrain is available to boost the fuel-saving credentials of this car. The base engine is a breathless, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. However, the N-Line version comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter which offers more power. The Hyundai Elantra earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
  7. Subaru Impreza:Subaru Impreza The Impreza has been redesigned for the 2024 model year. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on a test conducted by Subaru in 2024 as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The 2024 Impreza RS has been designed to provide an entertaining and engaging drive, according to Car and Driver. It features an upgraded engine that provides improved acceleration, a sport suspension for sharp responses, and upgraded brakes which allow for precise control. The Subaru Impreza earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
  8. Toyota Prius Prime: Toyota Prius Prime The Prius Prime was completely redesigned into a futuristic look for 2023. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for the frontal side based on tests conducted by Toyota in 2023 Prius as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The radically streamlined Prius design has transformed it from being one of the most awkward looking cars on the market into a certified eye-catcher. The Prius Prime plug in hybrid (PHEV), which is a completely redesigned version of the Prius, also has a significantly upgraded powertrain. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) now has a gas four-cylinder and two electric motors that combine to produce 220 horsepower. This is an increase of 99 horsepower over the previous model. The 2024 Prius Prime is not only faster than its predecessor but also gets 19 miles more driving range on electric power alone. The Prius Prime earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
  9. Subaru Outback Legacy: Subaru Outback Legacy The Legacy has been redesigned to fit the 2020 model. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for frontal crashes based on Subaru’s test as part of Frontal Crash Test Verification. The small overlap frontal crash ratings for the Legacy station wagon, also known as Outback, which is also redesigned in 2020, apply also to this version. The 2024 Outback is an SUV with five seats that provides comfort for long distances and high-tech convenience to every passenger. The 12-way power driver’s front seat is available with a 4-way power lumbar adjuster. Cargo pockets are located on the back of every front seat to help organize small items. The Subaru Outback earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
  10. Toyota Camry: Toyota CamryThe Camry was redesigned in 2018, and the 2024 model is essentially the same. The Institute assigns driver-side small overlap ratings for frontal crashes based on tests conducted by Toyota in frontal test verification. The Toyota offers a V-6 with 301 horsepower at one end and a four-cylinder hybrid trim that delivers exceptional fuel efficiency at the other. The current generation of this roomy 5-seater adds stylish lines to its well-earned reputation as a reliable model, especially when equipped the cool bronze wheels from the Nightshade Package. The TRD Camry is the “most sporty” Camry yet, according to Car and Driver. But none of the changes under the Toyota Racing Development umbrella have changed its “core personality.” The Toyota Camry earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

What to Do After a Los Angeles Car Accident Injury

Driving an IIHS Top Safety Pick vehicle can be beneficial if you’re ever in an accident. But there are certain steps you should take if an injury occurs during a California motor vehicle crash. Here are the steps Dordulian Law Group’s Glendale car accident attorneys recommend to each and every client we serve:

#1 Seek medical attention: The most important thing to do after a car accident is to take care of your health. Common injuries after car accidents can be mild at first but quickly worsen in the days or weeks following a crash. Mild car accident injuries may be signs of something more serious, which requires a thorough examination before a diagnosis can be made.

# 2 Take pictures and videos: Take pictures and videos of the accident scene, including the vehicles and the roads. Both your injuries and the accident scene documented in photos and videos can provide valuable evidence when you file a civil suit for damages.

# 3 File an accident report with the police and your insurance company: It is always recommended to file accident reports with the police after a car crash. After your health is addressed, contacting your insurance provider with an attorney present is highly recommended. When filing a report, be sure to only state the facts – there is no need to add any commentary or opinions. Let your personal injury lawyer handle the debate regarding liability.

#4 Collect any witness statements: This step might not be possible for you if your injuries are severe. If you were traveling with a friend who wasn’t injured as badly, it may be worth taking witness statements to corroborate what you say.

#5 Gather the contact information for all parties involved: This includes obtaining names, company IDs, license plates, drivers licenses, etc. It is crucial to get the contact information of any other drivers who were involved in the accident. Your injuries may be caused by anyone who was involved in the accident. By obtaining the information of each person, your attorney can contact them to file a claim for you.

#6 Do not accept an offer of settlement: If the insurance company or at-fault driver attempts to make you a cash offer, it is best to refuse (or to sign any official/legal documents) before consulting with a car accident attorney.

#7: Contact a D Law Group personal injury attorney immediately: Car insurance companies are in business to make money, not protect your rights as a consumer (even when you’re injured in a wreck). It can be difficult to take on a large corporation by yourself. You may end up with a settlement which does not include damages like pain and suffering, mental trauma, or future medical costs. After a car accident, contacting an experienced lawyer with proven results for a consultation is the best thing you can do. We at Dordulian Law Group (D Law Group) fight for injured clients like you every single day. When you present your car accident accident case to one of our attorneys, they will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Get Your Car Accident Claim Filed Today and Secure Maximum Compensation

Our experienced attorneys can help you pursue a financial award for your personal injury case. Contact us online or by phone for a free consultation today.

A car accident attorney from D Law Group can speed up and make easier the process of securing the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Los Angeles car accident attorneys from Dordulian Law Group can help you fight insurance companies who use clever tricks to deny or reduce liability. To protect their interests, insurance companies hire armies of lawyers. You deserve to be represented by a team with the same level or legal expertise.

Our attorneys will help you to get justice by providing all evidence relevant to your case and submitting an effective legal argument that proves fault. In California, you have two years to file a lawsuit after a car accident. Avoid delays and rejections by the court by contacting an attorney from D Law Group immediately. Insurers often settle lawsuits and issue compensation because they do not want to go to trial.

D Law Group provides a step-by-step process for filing a successful auto collision claim. By following these steps, you can turn a difficult situation into a positive outcome for yourself and your family. Call Dordulian Law Group’s Car Accident Division for a confidential and free consultation today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM.

English version: Los 10 coches pequeños más seguros clasificados para 2024


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