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Top 6 Cars with the Best Safety Ratings

July 18, 2013

When it comes to your car, safety should be a top priority. However, not every car is the same when it comes to safety -- each has its own bells and whistles that they claim make it safer than the competition. But whose claims are true?

To help cut through some of the confusion, our friends at BankRate.com recently put together a list of six vehicles with top safety ratings. These are cars that all have the highest ratings on crash tests administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

On the list? Popular vehicles like the Honda Accord and the Subaru Outback. The other good news is all six vehicles are under $40,000. Considering one of these top safety picks? Remember to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the biggest discounts on these vehicles.

VehicleMSRPSafety RatingEst. City MPGEst. Highway MPG
2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan$14,000Top Safety Pick2738
2013 Hyundai Tucson GL$20,595Top Safety Pick2026
2013 Honda Accord 2-Door$21,680Top Safety Pick+2736
2013 Subaru Outback$23,495Top Safety Pick+2430
2013 Honda Odssey$28,675Top Safety Pick1827
2013 Volvo S80$39,150Top Safety Pick1928

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California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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