When you are in the market for an SUV, pickup truck, or minivan, knowing the vehicle’s safety ranking is very important. Checking their safety record helps you know the level of safety features the vehicle has and how that will be helpful to you as a vehicle owner.
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In that case, there’s no other place to search for the safety records of these cars but the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ records. Through their record, you can know the safety level of the car you’re buying and whether it meets basic safety standards.
What Makes A Vehicle An IIHS Top Safety Pick+?
The Top Safety Pick+ is a safety award that comes from the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They are an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the rate of deaths, injuries, and property damage caused by vehicle crashes.
To win their award, a vehicle must receive a “Good” rating in the IIHS crash test. The test includes the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. In addition, the car must offer “Advanced” or “Superior” vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention.
Finally, only the models with “Acceptable” or “Good” standard headlights qualify for the designation.
These tests are conducted each year with new models of vehicles coming out. You’ll find the SUVs in Nigeria that made the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ of 2022.
- 2022 – 2023 Mazda CX-30
- 2022 – 2023 Mazda CX-5
- 2023 Mazda CX-50
- 2022 – 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander
- 20222 – 2023 Nissan Rogue
- 20222 – 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime
- 2022 Volvo XC40
- 2022-2023 Toyota Highlander
- 2022 – 2023 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2022 – 2023 Acura MDX
- 2022 Lexus NX
Minivans you’ll find in Nigeria that made the 2022 IIHS top safety pick+
- 2022 Toyota Sienna
- 2022-2023 Honda Odyssey
Pickup truck you’ll find in Nigeria that made the IIHS top safety pick+
- 2022 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab
In general, though a specific 2022 model could win the award of the best safety pick, that designation might derive from testing a vehicle with a shared platform from a previous model year if it remains unchanged. For instance, for a vehicle that wins the 2022 Top Safety Pick+, the rating could apply to the 2021 to 2023 models of the built-in 2020.