What does a Top Safety Pick+ mean?
A Top Safety Pick+ rating means that the car performed very well in some laboratory tests. The symbol “+” is given when equipped with certain headlights and driver assist technologies. But buyer beware. These ratings are not very general. The ratings of sedans cannot be compared to ratings of SUV’s because they are not similar vehicles. Auto Grades, the only general safety rating system based on real crash statistics, lets you compare all cars against each other.