2016 SUVs With the Best Safety Ratings

Safest SUVs
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We talk a lot about build quality and performance on our site, but for many new SUV buyers, no characteristic is more important than safety. That's why we've created a list of eight SUVs with the top safety scores on our site.

The SUVs on this list represent a wide range of sizes and prices. There are subcompact SUVs that scored as well as larger three-row SUVs. However, it is important to note that, as the IIHS says on their site, "Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones." A small vehicle with excellent safety scores isn't necessarily safer than a large vehicle with lower scores. Keep that in mind as you consider which SUV is right for you.