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Photos: The safest vehicles of 2007

Each year, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety puts out its Top Safety Picks for cars, minivans, and SUVs. To make it into the safety shortlist, vehicles must earn "Good" ratings in all three of the IIHS test areas: high-speed front impacts; high-speed side impacts; and head-restraint protection for rear impacts. All cars that make the shortlist are also required to be fitted with electronic stability control, because of its accident-prevention capabilities.