BMW, Lexus Score ‘Top Safety Pick’ Ratings in IIHS Crash Tests


The Insur­ance Insti­tute for High­way Safe­ty released front and side crash test results for sev­en mid­size cars. BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS were the best over­all per­form­ers; Ford Fusion with­out option­al side airbags earned the low­est over­all rat­ing. Ford has request­ed a sec­ond test with the option­al side airbags.

IIHS gold award win­ners have good rat­ings in front/side tests, seat/head restraints rat­ed good for pro­tec­tion in rear impact tests
Sil­ver awards for good rat­ing in front/side tests, accept­able seat/head restraint rat­ings