Buying a new car. Size, price, color, options.... all things to consider prior to purchase. How about buying a safe car.

Seven cars and SUVs, including three from General Motors and two from Volkswagen, have received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Along with the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation went to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI as well as the 2015 Hyundai Genesis and 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.