12 Safest Midsize SUVs in 2017

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The Safest Midsize SUVs for Your Family

Driving a vehicle with a high safety rating can mean the difference between life, serious injury, and death in the event of a collision. Midsize SUVs are among the safest vehicles on the market with new or freshly redesigned models tending to be the highest-rated.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rate vehicles’ crashworthiness based on their performance in a number of crash tests. U.S. News & World Report uses those scores to give each vehicle an overall safety score.

Safety scores play an important role as one of the components of each U.S. News overall vehicle score. The best vehicles achieve high ratings in all the categories U.S. News rates: performance, interior, safety, reliability, and critics’ ratings.

Read on to find out which new midsize SUVs are the safest.


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