Sport utility vehicles are supposed to be the most functional, family-friendly options on the road, but what good is that if it’s just not safe? True, there are very few truly unsafe new vehicles on the road, and most late-model SUVs will get the job done just fine. However, we’re interested in the best, so we’ve found 10 SUVs with the best crash test ratings.
For the purposes of this alphabetized list, we focused on safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), simply because the other organization that rates vehicles for safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does not use a 5-star scale. Of course, we recommend that potential buyers carefully consider the ratings from both organizations before making a purchase.