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Safest 2009 Vehicles Named

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named its picks for the safest vehicles

When it comes to front, side and rear-impact crashes, there were 72 winners for 2009. That's almost double from last year.

The biggest bragging rights go to Ford, and its Volvo division, with 16 winners.

Honda and its Acura subsidiary had 13.

The Insurance Institute says Chrysler is the only major automaker that didn't score a top pick, falling just short in rear-crash tests.

Here's the complete list:

LARGE CARS
Acura RL
Audi A6
Cadillac CTS
Ford Taurus
Lincoln MKS
Mercury Sable
Toyota Avalon
Volvo S80

MIDSIZE CARS
Acura TL
Acura TSX
Audi A3
Audi A4
BMW 3-Series (4-door)
Ford Fusion (with optional ESC)
Honda Accord (4-door)
Mercedes C Class
Mercury Milan (with optional ESC)
Saab 9-3
Subaru Legacy
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Passat

MIDSIZE CONVERTIBLES
Saab 9-3
Volkswagen Eos
Volvo C70

SMALL CARS
Honda Civic (4-door with optional ESC, except Si)
Mitsubishi Lancer (with optional ESC)
Scion xB
Subaru Impreza (with optional ESC)
Toyota Corolla (with optional ESC)
Volkswagen Rabbit (4-door)

MINI CAR
Honda Fit (with optional ESC)

MINIVANS
Honda Odyssey
Hyundai Entourage
Kia Sedona

LARGE SUVs
Audi Q7
Buick Enclave
Chevrolet Traverse
GMC Acadia
Saturn Outlook

MIDSIZE SUVs
Acura MDX
Acura RDX
BMW X3
BMW X5
Ford Edge
Ford Flex
Ford Taurus X
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Veracruz
Infiniti EX35
Lincoln MKX
Mercedes M Class
Nissan Murano
Saturn Vue
Subaru Tribeca
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota Highlander
Volvo XC90

SMALL SUVs
Ford Escape
Honda CR-V
Honda Element
Mazda Tribute
Mercury Mariner
Mitsubishi Outlander
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Toyota RAV4
Volkswagen Tiguan

LARGE PICKUPS
Ford F-150
Honda Ridgeline
Toyota Tundra

SMALL PICKUP
Toyota Tacoma


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