3. 2016 Volvo XC90
Safety isn’t just for sedans, and the 2016 Volvo XC90 knows it. The midsize luxury SUV, which has a slightly higher price point of $49,800, features the same top strength ratings as competitors while also boasting front crash protection declared by the IIHS to be superior. Unlike some of the other vehicles on this list, the XC90 was rated acceptable on the ease of use of child seat anchors. In combination with the electronic stability control, roll stability control, optional built in child restraints and driver knee airbag to reduce knee injuries in a frontal crash, this makes the spacious SUV a particularly safe car for families. Remarkably, the XC90 has earned top ratings on all strength tests on every model since 2005.