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Cars With the Best Safety Technology

January 16, 2014

Next to price, the most important characteristic a car buyer looks for is safety. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recently rated the systems vehicles have to help prevent front-end crashes. The test reportedly looks at how well a vehicle's forward-collision warning and autonomous-breaking system works, and how effective the system is at avoiding collisions at both 12mph and 25mph.

Through these new tests, seven 2014 models -- all with starting prices under $40,000 -- reportedly ranked "superior", the highest rating. Vehicles included the Subaru Legacy Sedan, Cadillac ATS Sedan, and Volvo XC60 SUV.

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Best Rated VehiclesStarting Price
Subaru Legacy Sedan$20,295
Subaru Outback Wagon$23,495
Volvo S60 Sedan$32,400
Cadillac ATS Sedan$33,065
Volvo XC60 SUV$34,850
Cadillac SRX SUV$37,506
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan$38,200

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- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan

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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