2018 Hyundai Elantra

Squeaking onto the list is the Hyundai Elantra, but just a very select one. This economy model only counts if it was built after December 2017… as if you’re going to check the build date.


As well, you’ll have to select the 2018 Hyundai Elantra that is fully equipped, including optional automatic emergency braking, the Limited trim with the Ultimate Package for Forward Collision Warning, and curve-adaptive HID headlights.

2018 Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is one of the only models with more than one body design that was a top safety pick – the sedan and the wagon both made the list. But, like the others so far, you need to configure your 2018 Subaru Impreza just right.

You’ll need the 2.0i Limited trim with EyeSight Driver Assist package to get LED projector curve-adaptive headlights. It’s only with the EyeSight package that the Impreza gets the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating.

2018 Subaru WRX

The sporty four-door Subaru WRX is thought to be a rally car, and isn’t often thought of as one of the safest cars on the road. But, here it is, a deserving recipient. Its headlights have been improved for 2018, qualifying it for the list.

Alas, it’s the top end non-STi model once again (is there a theme here?). It has to have the EyeSight Driver Assist package with LED Steering Responsive headlights or it doesn’t make the cut.

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