​Safest 2011 Cars By Size and Manufacturer

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November 15, 2010

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Safest 2011 cars by size and manufacturer. Here’s a list of the safest 2011 cars, which includes automobile sizes and auto manufacturer. This report is from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and broken down into five categories known as large, midsize, small, midsize SUVs and small SUVs.

Large:

Buick LaCrosse
Ford Taurus
Lincoln MKS
Volvo S80

Midsize

Audi A3
Chevrolet Malibu built after October 2009
Chrysler Sebring 4-door with optional electronic stability control
Dodge Avenger with optional electronic stability control
Mercedes C class
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Volkswagen Jetta sedan
Volkswagen Passat sedan
Volvo C30

Small

Honda Civic 4-door models (except Si) with optional electronic stability control
Kia Soul
Nissan Cube
Subaru Impreza except WRX
Volkswagen Golf 4-door

Midsize SUVs

Dodge Journey
Subaru Tribeca
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC90

Small SUVs

Honda Element
Jeep Patriot with optional side torso airbags
Subaru Forester
Volkswagen Tiguan

What surprised us the most is how the Buick LaCrosse topped the list. You don’t hear much about Audi, but their A3 model topped the midsize report. And there you have it, the Safest Cars report for 2011.