The Updated IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus Criteria for 2022

The IIHS Top Safety Pick award

People use the term IIHS Top Safety Pick to describe safe vehicles. Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an organization that helps make cars and roads safer. The IIHS presents the Top Safety Pick and Safety Pick Plus awards to new cars, trucks and SUVs that perform well in crash tests. What do these tests consist of?

What does it take for a car to be a top IIHS Top Safety Pick?

The IIHS Top Safety Pick award

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You have probably heard of the term: IIHS Top Safety Pick (TSP) or Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). The organization awards prizes to safe vehicles that perform well in various tests. The test changes from year to year to take into account new technology and new cars.