Cheapest Safest Automobiles


What’s the safest car for the least amount of money?

We took the winners of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s” Safety Picks of the Year”, looked up the prices on Vehix and there you have it: The Cheapest Safest 2007 Cars, Mini-Vans and SUVs. You’re welcome.

Cheapest Safest Mini-Van:

2007 Kia Sedona MSRP: $20,495.00

Runner Up:

2007 Hyundai Entourage MSRP: $23,795.00

Cheapest Safest Car:

2007 Subaru Legacy MSRP: $20,495.00*
*Tested with optional electronic stability control not included in MSRP.

Runner Up:
2007 Saab 9-3 MSRP: $26,170.00**
**The Saab 9-3 has standard electronic stability control and a better basic warranty than the Subaru (4 Years/50,000 Miles vs 3 Years/36,000 Miles.)

Cheapest Safest Mid-Sized SUV:

2007 Honda Pilot MSRP: $27,095.00

Runner Up:

2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca MSRP: $29,995.00

Cheapest Safest Small SUV:

2007 Honda CR-V MSRP: $20,600.00

Runner Up:

2007 Subaru Forester MSRP: $21,195.00***
***Tested with optional electronic stability control not included in the MSRP.

The IIHS says that about 50% of fatal accidents involve only one car. “Equipping vehicles with ESC can reduce the risk of involvement in these crashes by more than 50 percent.” Be careful out there! —MEGHANN MARCO

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety