Honda, Toyota hybrids get top safety ratings

Automotive News reports on safety ratings for the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius.

Automotive News

The Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids received "top safety pick" labels from an insurance group last week. The designations for the 2010 Insight and Prius along, with the Kia Soul, mean that 10 of the 27 small cars tested by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety carry the group's highest rating. Vehicles with that label have posted "good" scores in front, side, and rear crash tests. Top safety picks also must have electronic stability control.

Others with the rating are the 2009 Subaru Impreza, 2009 Scion xB, four-door 2009 Honda Civic, 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer, 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit, 2010 Toyota Corolla, and two-door 2009 Ford Focus.

(Source: Automotive News)

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