11. Toyota Rav4
Not too long ago, there was no way that the Toyota Rav4 would ever make a top safety ratings list. That’s because it was small and tall, making it seriously at risk for rollover collisions. However, in the past few years, Toyota has made radical changes to the vehicle and now it is one of the Top Safety Picks of 2016 from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
The Rav4 has received the best ratings for front and side impacts as well as roof strength, seats, and head restraints. Thanks to a number of different safety options available on this model, the Toyota Rav4 has also received a superior rating for front crash prevention. That makes it another of the best compact SUVs available on the market when it comes to safety.