IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Safest American Cars You Can Buy for 2020

February 13, 2020 Cars By

The IIHS has announced its Top Safety Pick Awards for 2020. Mazda led the way, with five vehicles grabbing the top-level Top Safety Pick+ designation. Hyundai Motor Group had the most nominations overall, with 14 cars earning either Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ — including one of our new favorites, the Kia Telluride.

American manufacturers, however, did not fare as well. Only two American cars — the Cadillac XT6 and the Tesla Model 3 — received a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In fact, only six of the 64 total award winners were American cars.

Still, that does give you some options if you want to buy domestic and your top priority is safety. Check out the American-sourced award-winning vehicles below.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2020 Cadillac XT6 (examples built after October 2019)


Tesla Model 3


IIHS Top Safety Pick

2020 Chevrolet Equinox


2020 Ford Escape


2020 Ford Edge


2020 Lincoln Corsair


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Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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