IIHS: Top-Rated Small SUVs for 2022

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): Advanced

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Mazda CX-30

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Mazda CX-5

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): Advanced

(Photo: IIHS)

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022*

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

*Reward only applies to vehicles built after June 2021

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Nissan Rogue

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

(Photo: IIHS)

Volvo C4 Recharge 2022

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): Advanced

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Volvo XC40

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): superior

(Photo: IIHS)

2022 Volvo XC40 Refill

Small SUV/ 4-Door SUV

Side (original test): Good

Roof strength: Good

Headrests and seats: Good

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-to-vehicle): superior

Frontal collision prevention (vehicle-pedestrian): Advanced

(Photo: IIHS)

Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announces vehicles that qualify for their Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards. These awards have been around since 2006 and 2013, respectively, and are given to vehicles that achieve the highest safety ratings in size categories for a given year.

In 2022, to qualify as a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must have received a “good” rating in tests for driver side small front overlap, passenger side small front overlap, factory side, roof strength and headrest; an “advanced” or “superior” rating for frontal crash prevention available for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian assessments; and have headlights available that are rated as “acceptable” or “good”.

The standards are the same for the Top Safety Pick+ rating, except that headlights rated “good” or “acceptable” must be standard on the vehicle.

The top-rated small SUVs in the 2021 IIHS included the 2021-22 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2021-22 Ford Bronco Sport, 2022 Hyundai Tuscon, and 2021 Mazda CX-3.

In the slideshow above, we take a look at the top ten rated small SUVs for 2022, according to IIHS ratings.

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