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Forbes Picks Safest Cars for 2011

Forbes Magazine recently published its list of the safest cars in the 2011 model year. Not surprisingly, large and mid-size sedans dominated. No compacts or subcompacts made the list. Perhaps to the surprise of some, GM and Ford (Lincoln) were well represented, with only two German brands and one Japanese manufacturer making the cut.

According to Forbes, the nine safest 2011 car models are:

BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 Series — Large Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $45.050

Buick LaCrosse

• Buick LaCrosse — Large Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $26,995

Cadillac CTS

• Cadillac CTS Sedan — Large Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $35,165

Chevrolet Cruze

• Chevrolet Cruze — Small Sedan — MSRP: $16,275

Lincoln MKS

• Lincoln MKS — Large Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $41,500

Mercedes C Class

• Mercedes C-Class — Mid-Size Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $33,900

Mercedes E Class

• Mercedes E-Class Sedan — Large Luxury Sedan — MSRP: $49,400

Subaru Legacy
• Subaru Legacy — Mid-Size Sedan — MSRP: $19,995

Subaru Outback

• Subaru Outback — Mid-Size Sedan — MSRP: $23,195

Forbes made its selected based on the following criteria:

  • Only cars were considered. No vans, SUVS, crossovers or pick-up trucks.
  • Cars had to be a “Top Safety Pick” of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Cars had to score “good” in all front, side, rear and rollover crash tests.
  • Cars had to have electronic stability control.

Only the nine vehicles listed above met all four criteria.

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