8. Hyundai Tucson
If you want the best of the best as far as safety in small SUVs, then this is definitely a vehicle to consider. The Hyundai Tucson has received the 2016 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, the Hyundai Tucson received top ratings in all areas, including small overlap front impact. As we have seen, that’s a problem area for many SUVs of any size.
The Tucson also received a superior ranking for optional safety features available for those who would like to pay for them, and they got an acceptable rating for child seat anchors and latches. These are some of the best safety rankings individually and overall that we have seen in compact SUVs or crossover vehicles, making the Tucson a definite standout.