When choosing a used vehicle, one of the most important factors is the vehicle’s safety rating. Those buying a used vehicle for a family, teenager, or for personal use benefit from added safety features. Regardless of your budget or credit situation, you deserve a safe and reliable vehicle. At Car City, we understand this need and have over 600 quality used vehicles in our inventory. Car City specializes in supplying our customers with newer used vehicles. Our promise at Car City is that no one else provides better quality used vehicles to people of all credit types.
To make the search for safer used vehicles easier, we have compiled the best safety-rated vehicles in our inventory. We chose these vehicles based on rankings from a Consumers Report survey of owners and IIHS data, as reported by the Detroit Free Press in a July 2020 article. All vehicles mentioned in the report are under $20,000 and scored “best” for safety, reliability, and affordability.
Known for their affordability and fuel efficiency, used sedans are a great option when searching for a budget-friendly vehicle. Read our blog post outlining four advantages of driving used sedans here. Below, are the best rated sedans from the report.
Mazda 3 (2014 or newer)
Subaru Legacy (2013 or newer)
Honda Accord (sedan or coupe; 2013 or newer)
Nissan Altima (2019 or newer)
Sport utility vehicles are increasing in popularity for a reason—they give you the room and maneuverability you need, especially for those with families or an active lifestyle. Below are the best rated SUVs from the report, all available at Car City.
Chevrolet Equinox (2016 or newer)
Honda CR-V (2015-2016; 2019 or newer)
Nissan Rogue (2017 or newer)
To read the full list of vehicles that made the list, check out this article from the Detroit Free Press summarizing the findings.
Reliable used vehicles at Car City
As you can see, Car City has a wide array of safe, reliable used vehicles to choose from. All Car City vehicles are inspected by our licensed mechanics once they enter the lot. For more information regarding specific vehicles, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the best safety data.
At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, are on a tight budget, or if you’re simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!
Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.