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Safety should be an important consideration for anyone buying a new car, but it’s probably your top priority with a family to haul around.

According to IIHS, there are six midsize cars that are moderately priced and have earned Top Safety Pick+ awards, while nine others have earned Top Safety Pick honors. But just because they’ve all earned accolades from IIHS doesn’t mean they’re all equally safe – some performed better than others in certain crash tests.
Read more about the Top 10 Safest Affordable Midsize Cars of 2015 at AutoGuide.com.
 

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That's a crowded field of ugly right there... although I like the Mazda.

Glad to the Malibu get some props although the write up of course included the typical backhanded compliment about GM working on a replacement...
 

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Bogus list in large part and there is no useable rank order within it anyway.

Also unnecessarily includes a qualified 2dr Coupe and a 4dr CUV and an unqualified 4dr Station Wagon in with three unqualified 4dr Sedans and four that are good while completely ignoring five 4dr Sedan that truly belong.

A better method and list is available from Informed for Life.

http://www.informedforlife.org/

You can also develop a pure 4dr family Sedan List.

Based on current information / Jan 11 2015 for key data a real list would be -

1. ) Chrysler 200 4dr Sedan top 3 %

2. ) Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan top 3 %

3. ) Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan top 3 %

4. ) Ford Fusion Energi ( only ) 4dr Sedan top 3 %

5. ) Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan top 3 %

6. ) Kia Optima 4dr Sedan top 3 %

7. ) Kia Optima Hybrid 4dr Sedan top 3 %.

8. ) Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan ? top 3 %

9. ) Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan top 4 %

Mazda 6 4dr Sedan does not quite make it; nor does the Accord 4dr Sedan and especially the Camry 4dr Sedan.

Worth a mention perhaps.....

Accord Coupe ( 2dr 'Coupe') does make the top 3 % ; and the Subaru Legacy 4dr CUV also makes the top 3 %.

The Prius V craptastic 4dr Station Wagon is currently not fully determined but is more than a bit unlikely to make it with a full data panel. Priuses to no surprise never have while the Prius C is also to no surprise a poor safety choice with real meaning for the words.

Seems this list besides some other things including but not limited to selectively running together a top scoring Coupe and a CUV with a large group of 4dr Sedans also incorrectly promotes two Toyotas, one Accord , and one Mazda very directly @ the complete expense of one Dodge, one Ford, one Hyundai, and two Kia 4dr family Sedans.
 

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Subaru has its act together ( no bias:) )... if only they'd go back to making more exciting performance versions of their lineup.

And the Mazda 6 is a looker for real.

Next Malibu needs to be an elite Sexual Tyrannosaurus.
 

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Ok, here with ago again. Another ****ty Autoguide.com article makes it to GMI's front page! What has happened to this site? Has it been annexed by Autoguide?
As a general rule of thumb, AutoGuide has horrendous articles. I like the in-house stuff that GMI and FIN put out MUCH better.
 

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This list is bogus. Electronic nanny's do not make a car safer. If someone hits you how does the car fair then. That's why test running them into an object is a better test. We all know no safety equipment is going to work 100% of the time and physics takes over eventually.

Some of these cars may help you avoid accident you might create not if someone hits you.
 

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That's a crowded field of ugly right there... although I like the Mazda.

Glad to the Malibu get some props although the write up of course included the typical backhanded compliment about GM working on a replacement...
While I agree with you about the backhanded compliment, it really is GM's own fault because they break their own rules regarding not speaking about future product all the time, especially with the next Malibu!
 

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Bogus list in large part and there is no useable rank order within it anyway.

Also unnecessarily includes a qualified 2dr Coupe and a 4dr CUV and an unqualified 4dr Station Wagon in with three unqualified 4dr Sedans and four that are good while completely ignoring five 4dr Sedan that truly belong.

A better method and list is available from Informed for Life.

http://www.informedforlife.org/

You can also develop a pure 4dr family Sedan List.

Based on current information / Jan 11 2015 for key data a real list would be -

1. ) Chrysler 200 4dr Sedan top 3 %

2. ) Dodge Dart 4dr Sedan top 3 %

3. ) Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan top 3 %

4. ) Ford Fusion Energi ( only ) 4dr Sedan top 3 %

5. ) Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan top 3 %

6. ) Kia Optima 4dr Sedan top 3 %

7. ) Kia Optima Hybrid 4dr Sedan top 3 %.

8. ) Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan ? top 3 %

9. ) Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan top 4 %

Mazda 6 4dr Sedan does not quite make it; nor does the Accord 4dr Sedan and especially the Camry 4dr Sedan.

Worth a mention perhaps.....

Accord Coupe ( 2dr 'Coupe') does make the top 3 % ; and the Subaru Legacy 4dr CUV also makes the top 3 %.

The Prius V craptastic 4dr Station Wagon is currently not fully determined but is more than a bit unlikely to make it with a full data panel. Priuses to no surprise never have while the Prius C is also to no surprise a poor safety choice with real meaning for the words.

Seems this list besides some other things including but not limited to selectively running together a top scoring Coupe and a CUV with a large group of 4dr Sedans also incorrectly promotes two Toyotas, one Accord , and one Mazda very directly @ the complete expense of one Dodge, one Ford, one Hyundai, and two Kia 4dr family Sedans.
Thanks for correcting the erroneous thoughts perpetrated by this doofus list.

Death and injury data are far more telling than some baloney cooked up by bureaucrats drinking expensive booze and smoking quality crack in DC.

Any idiot can go look up * ratings, and those who live by them are probably getting their data from Consumer Reports anyway.

I was going to post a rant about how raysis this is because the Koreans were left off it. Guess I can relax now that you have corrected the thinking errors exhibited by the moronoids at ottoguide.

Ok, here with ago again. Another ****ty Autoguide.com article makes it to GMI's front page! What has happened to this site? Has it been annexed by Autoguide?
Thanks, you saved me more trouble. About half the new posts are Ottoguide BS. I hope the new Chicommie Masters will be understanding of this facts. :)

As a general rule of thumb, AutoGuide has horrendous articles. I like the in-house stuff that GMI and FIN put out MUCH better.
Well, that's three votes for Ottoguide. Yes we can! :fall:
 
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Ok, safety article. Cool, I get that.

Only car that they even mentioned air bags in was the Malibu. Yet, every single blurb has the engine options? Fail. Fail. Fail.
these Autoguide articles are awful
 
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No GM car cracks the top 10. Well that's a butt kicker.
The Malibu, which Consumer Reports halfway likes. I agree with CR's observation that the Malibu is a decent car that happens to be a very poor value because the interior is cramped, the seats are uncomfortable, the fuel consumption is too high, and the overall package looks and feels cheap for the prices the are asking (even with supplier discount).

The mid sized market is too competitive in the US for a sedan that is just barely "good enough" to compete. There are legitimately better options for equal or less money.
 

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Exactly! Why can't you just scroll down in these things? It's not like there is too much verbiage. Oh, maybe because they can fit more ads this way? Whatever the reason, annoying as hell!
And each article equals 10 clicks on their page. It's sneaky and annoying and I don't check out their articles because of it.
 
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