Published: Dec 22, 2010 12:45 PM EST
Updated: Dec 22, 2010 9:45 AM EST

      The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized 66 vehicles as winners of their top safety pick award for the 2011 model year. The award honors vehicles for their ability to protect motorists in front, side, rear and rollover crashes. The vehicles must have anti-rollover technology called Electronic Stability, or ESC, and strong scores in roof strength tests.

LARGE CARS

      Buick LaCrosse
      Buick Regal
      BMW 5 Series
      Cadillac CTS
      Ford Taurus
      Hyundai Genesis
      Infiniti M
      Lincoln MKS
      Mercedes E Class sedan
      Mercedes E Class coupe
      Toyota Avalon
      Volvo S80

MIDSIZE CARS

      Audi A3
      Audi A4
      Chevrolet Malibu
      Chrysler 200
      Dodge Avenger
      Ford Fusion
      Hyundai Sonata
      Kia Optima
      Lincoln MKZ
      Mercedes C Class
      Subaru Legacy
      Subaru Outback
      Volkswagen Jetta
      Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
      Volvo C30

SMALL CARS

      Chevrolet Cruze
      Honda Civic
      Kia Forte
      Kia Soul
      Mitsubishi Lancer
      Nissan Cube
      Scion tC
      Scion xB
      Subaru Impreza
      Toyota Corolla
      Volkswagen Golf
      Volkswagen GTI

MIDSIZE SUVs
      Ford Fiesta

MINIVAN
      Toyota Sienna

SUV
      Volkswagen Touareg

MIDSIZE SUVs

      Audi Q5
      Cadillac SRX
      Chevrolet Equinox
      Dodge Journey
      Ford Explorer
      Ford Flex
      GMC Terrain
      Hyundai Santa Fe
      Jeep Grand Cherokee
      Kia Sorento
      Lexus RX
      Lincoln MKT
      Mercedes GLK
      Subaru Tribeca
      Toyota Highlander
      Toyota Venza
      Volvo XC60
      Volvo XC90

SMALL SUVs

      Honda Element
      Hyundai Tucson
      Jeep Patriot
      Kia Sportage
      Subaru Forester
      Volkswagen Tiguan
     
      Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.