The Safest Vehicles for Your Money
Most agree, safety is a top concern when buying a car. So if
you're looking for a new vehicle, you're not just looking at price -
you want to know just how safe it really is.
Insure.com has you covered - they recently announced the best and worst vehicles for your money when it comes to protecting passengers from injuries.
So who topped the list? Well, let's put it this way - if you're looking to own a GMC pickup or SUV, Insure.com says you're making a great choice. GMC models took four of the top five spots. The #2 spot was snagged by the Porsche Cayenne.
The worst? The number one is the Fiat 500, which Insure.com says carried the highest PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and MedPay (Medical Payments) costs among the 750 vehicles in the 2013 model year they studied.
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Top 5 Best Vehicles for Protecting Passengers From Injuries
|#1||GMC Sierra 1500 (SLE, SLT, and Work Truck)|
|#3||GMC Yukon (Denali and SLT)|
|#4||GMC Sierra 2500 SLE|
|#5||GMC Terrain SLE1|
Top 5 Worst Vehicles for Protecting Passengers From Injuries
|#2||Kia Rio 5 (LX and SX)|
|#3||Toyota Corolla L|
|#4||Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart|
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