Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its annual Top Safety Pick awards.
The evaluations determine whether vehicles qualify for the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards.
The Top Safety Pick has been recognized since the 2006 model year, while the Top Safety Pick+ was introduced in 2013.
These awards are designed to identify the safest vehicle choices within specific size categories each year.
Generally, larger, and heavier vehicles offer more protection than smaller, lighter ones.
As a result, a small car that qualifies for an award may not provide the same level of occupant protection as a larger vehicle that doesn't earn the award.
In the “Large Pickups” category, three trucks took home the Top Safety Pick+ award. There were no trucks that received the Top Safety Pick award.
2023 Rivian R1T — The 2023 Rivian R1T is an electric truck designed for any terrain. It features 62 cubic feet of storage space, 11,000 lbs. tow capacity, and 610 lb-ft.
2023 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab — The 2023 Toyota Tundra has an i-FORCE Twin-Turbo V6 engine. It features a multi-terrain select mode and an electronically locking rear differential.
2023 Toyota Tundra Extended Cab — The 2023 Toyota Tundra Extended Cab has a 6.4-ft. bed. It’s Toyota Safety Sense features Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure alert with steering assist.