The safety of you and your family is the top priority when choosing a new family vehicle. It outweighs gas mileage, performance, and style, but for many families, they must weigh advanced safety features against overall cost. It’s an unfortunate reality that the safest cars are often the most expensive, but that does not mean that there are not vehicles out there that are both safe and affordable. Here, you will find 4 vehicles for under $25,000 that are considered among the safest vehicles on the road.
Manufactured by Chrysler, the Dodge Avenger is one of the safest and most affordable vehicles on the road. With a base price of $14,250 to $15,850, it is certainly well within the price range of the average American family. It posted score a score of 5 stars in the NHTSA frontal driver and passenger impact tests and 4-star ratings in rollover and rear-side impact tests. In the IIHS frontal offset crash test, the Dodge Avenger received a good rating in all injury-related categories.
The past few years have been tough for Toyota, but the Corolla is still considered among the safest, affordable cars on the road. Priced at between $15,865 and $18,112, the Corolla certainly falls into the category of affordable family vehicles. The Corolla is also safe as it comes with side-curtain airbags, airbag occupancy sensors, and active head restraints standard.
The Kia Soul is priced at between $13,743 and $18,849 and is considered a great and stylish little car. There is some question about its overall reliability—JD Power & Associates rated it 5 out of 10 on reliability—but there is no question regarding its safety features. For a comparatively low price, you get a vehicle that is packed full of safety features you would only expect in a luxury car.
Like the Toyota Corolla, the Honda Civic has long been considered a safe and affordable vehicle. In 2011, the Honda Civic was awarded the coveted title of “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS. With the addition of even more advanced safety features such as vehicle stability assist and electronic brake force distribution, the Civic retains that title for 2012. The Civic is priced between $16,235 and $22,492.
As you can see, you do not have to sacrifice safety in order to purchase an affordable new car. Safety is a top concern for all automakers, and the prevention of car accident related injuries and fatalities are a priority. Despite the improved safety of the cars on the road, accidents still occur and car accident related injuries still negatively affect the lives of families.
If you have been the victim of a car accident through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages. To speak with an expert car accident injury attorney, all you need to do is fill out the free case evaluation form