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Top 6 Cars with the Best Safety Ratings
July 18, 2013When 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 RydeShopper to get the biggest discounts on these vehicles.
|Vehicle||MSRP||Safety Rating||Est. City MPG||Est. Highway MPG|
|2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan||$14,000||Top Safety Pick||27||38|
|2013 Hyundai Tucson GL||$20,595||Top Safety Pick||20||26|
|2013 Honda Accord 2-Door||$21,680||Top Safety Pick+||27||36|
|2013 Subaru Outback||$23,495||Top Safety Pick+||24||30|
|2013 Honda Odssey||$28,675||Top Safety Pick||18||27|
|2013 Volvo S80||$39,150||Top Safety Pick||19||28|
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