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The Safest New Vehicles

September 21, 2017

Next to price, safety is the most important attribute consumers look for when buying a vehicle. After all, the main purpose of a car is to transport you and your most precious cargo, and knowing your vehicle has a top safety rating can give you peace of mind.

To help you figure out which vehicles available today are the safest, Forbes compiled a list of vehicles they deem the safest, based on a variety of factors including IIHS crash-test results, and safety technology including auto-braking.

If you're considering purchasing any of these vehicles, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to get the best price from local dealers.

Safest Vehicles According to IIHS Crash Tests

VehicleMSRP
Cars
Audi A3$31,200
Audi A4$37,300
Genesis G80$41,400
Genesis G90$68,100
Lexus ES 350$39,895
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (sedan)$52,150
Nissan Maxima$33,795
Toyota Avalon$33,300
Toyota Corolla$18,500
Toyota Prius$23,475
Toyota Prius Prime$27,100
Volvo S60$33,950
Volvo S90$46,950
Volvo V60$36,150
Crossover SUVS
Acura MDX$44,050
Lexus RX$43,220
Toyota Highlander$30,630
Toyota RAV4$24,410
Volvo XC90$45,750

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

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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