AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Starting The New Year Off Right: 2007’s Safest Vehicles

Published Jan 3rd 2007, 6:00pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

We’ve been surrounded by family and friends these past few months, with the holidays bringing us some extra vacation time to spend together. We get a lot of questions about car safety at Ask Patty and often you want to know just what are the safest vehicles available. Well, CNN Mo ney did the testing for us!

They pulled together the vehicles that scored the best in side-, front- and rear-impact tests performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. Here are the top 13 safest vehicles for 2007, and a little bit of CNN’s review:

Rdx Acura RDX – “As with all Honda SUVs, electronic stability control, which helps prevent vehicles from going out of control or flipping over in emergency maneuvers, comes as standard equipment on the RDX.”

Audia4_1 Audi A4 – “With improvements to the Audi's seats, the A4 and larger A6 earned the Insurance Institute's Top Safety Pick award.”

Audia6 Audi A6 – “The A6 was close to making the cut last year, but it was hampered by a merely "Acceptable" performance in whiplash protection.” It came back this year with a vengeance!

Crv_1 Honda CR-V – “The CR-V shares some of its basic engineering with the Honda Civic.”


Pilot Honda Pilot – “Like all Honda SUVs, it comes standard with electronic stability control.”

Entourage Hyundai Entourage – “The Entourage is Hyundai's new minivan. The Kia Sedona is essentially the same vehicle with relatively minor differences.”

Sedona Kia Sedona – “The Sedona has a smooth and quiet ride, comfortable interior and solid build quality.”

Mclass Mercedes-Benz M-class – “It handles well and, according to the Insurance Institute's tests, offers excellent protection in the event of a wreck.”

Saab93 Saab 9-3 – “The 9-3 offers excellent handling and performance for a front-wheel drive car.”

B9tribeca Subaru B9 Tribeca – “Its peculiar design may not suit your tastes, but the Tribeca does perform very well in crash tests.”

Forester Subaru Forester – “For the Forester, stability control is available only on the Sports 2.5 XT version.”

Legacy Subaru Legacy – “Aside from its strong performance in the Insurance Institute's very demanding crash tests, the Legacy also offers all-wheel-drive.”

Volvo_1 Volvo XC90 – “Ford's Swedish luxury brand makes the cut this year with its XC90 SUV.”

So there you have it! The safest cars of 2007. Make sure one of your new year’s resolutions is to be safe while driving this year. To research more vehicles and their safety ratings, visit

To find one of these safe vehicles at a Female Friendly dealer near you, make sure you use our Dealer search tool at the top of the page.

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities