Auto Safety

Korean, Japanese and German cars edge out Americans in IIHS top safety picks

Korean, Japanese and German cars edge out Americans in IIHS top safety picks

The respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its recommendations for the safest cars in the 2018 model year.

Korean, Japanese and German car companies have come out on top, and very few American vehicles made the cut.

Cars and sport utility vehicles from Hyundai Motor Co.’s Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands scored the highest points overall, bagging six of 15 nods for Top Safety Pick Plus, the institute’s highest ranking.

Subaru was not far behind, with four vehicles in that category. Toyota, BMW and Mercedes-Benz rounded out this year’s IIHS list.

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