Top Safety Pick+ is the higher of the Institute’s two awards. To qualify, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.
They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations and come with good or acceptable headlights across all trim levels.
Introduced for the 2021 model year as Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the ID.4 meets all those requirements. The midsize SUV comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation and an advanced rating in the vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation. The standard LED reflector headlights earn an acceptable rating, while the optional curve-adaptive LED projectors earn a good rating.