2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Hyundai Genesis get IIHS’s 2010 Top Safety Pick award

2010 Hyundai Genesis, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class get IIHS's 2010 Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that the 2010 Hyundai Genesis and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedans both received the 2010 Top Safety Pick awards.

“The award recognizes the vehicles that earn the top rating of good for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection, and that have electronic stability control, which is standard on both of these cars,” IIHS said in a statement.

The 2010 Top Safety Pick for the Hyundai Genesis applies for models built after January 2010. The Genesis, which was introduced as a 2009 model year vehicle, received some changes to the roof structure to improve protection in rollover crashes.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class received the IIHS’s top safety designation for the first time. Earlier this year design changes were made to the padding in the front and rear doors to improve protection in side impact crashes. The award applies to E-Class models built after March 2010.

– By: Stephen Calogera