The 2017 Alfa Romeo Guilia is the latest model to get a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2017 Guilia received the top rating, when it’s equipped with front crash prevention and curve-adaptive headlights.
To be eligible for the top safety rating, a vehicle must receive “good” ratings in all five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. It also has to get an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.
The IIHS says that the 2017 Guilia models built after May 2017 receive the Top Safety Pick+ rating. Vehicles built after May 2017 received a modified front-end structure and the door hinge pillar and door sill were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small and moderate overlap front crashes. The head restraints and the front crash prevention system were also updated, and the headlights were readjusted.
When the IIHS tested the 2017 Guilia’s front crash prevention system, it avoided a crash in the 12 mph IIHS track test. In the 25 mph test, its impact speed was reduced by an average of 24 mph.