In a time when more and more cars are receiving top safety scores, it is becoming more and more difficult to pin down exactly which ones are the safest. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) continues to test and compile a list of its top safety picks each year, adding more rigorous crash tests and body strength requirements. While many of the most popular vehicles in recent years have not fared as well in terms of safety and reliability, the IIHS has found that many more cars and SUVs are rising to the challenge to be both safe and attractive.
With a goal to find the safest and most affordable cars on the road, here are the top 10 vehicles under $30,000:
Subaru is one of the safest car brands on the market, and the Legacy is its largest sedan offering. With the highest honors conferred by IIHS for the third straight year, the Legacy consistently earns superior ratings for its front crash equipment and tests. With high- and low-speed autobrakes and a forward collision warning, the Legacy’s all-wheel drive is safe and convenient for drivers and passengers engaged in both city and highway driving.