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All these mid-size cars are Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For the full story, click on the "Crash test darlings: The safest family sedans" below

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2010 Audi A3 TDI


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2010 Audi A4


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2010 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors

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2011 Chrysler 200, formerly the Sebring


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2011 Dodge Avenger: It has received a price reduction, with the starter model at $19,995. The 3.6-litre V-6 is available (283 hp) and a new six-speed automatic transmission is available with the base 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine. The cabin has been completely reinvented, the exterior has been freshened and the suspension has been retuned for better ride and handling. Chrysler says noise, vibration and harshness have all been addressed – with the result being a refined driving experience.


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2011 Ford Fusion


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2011 Hyundai Sonata


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2011 Kia Optima

michael bettencourt The Globe and Mail

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2011 Lincoln MKZ


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Two new Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles are shown at a Mercedes Benz event the night before the official start of the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 9, 2011 in Detroit.

Bill Pugliano/Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5


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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Body style: Sedan Base engine: 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Horsepower/torque: 115 hp/125 lb-ft Fuel economy (litres/100 km): 9.1 city/6.0 highway Base price: $15,875


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2011 Volvo C30


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Volvo's 2011 S60 sedan

Henrik Ottosson/Volvo

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