2018 Nissan Rogue S

Best Safety-Rated Used Vehicles in Our Inventory

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.

So, without further ado, here is our list of the safest vehicles currently in our inventory—all the way from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana—based on the report.


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)

2014 Mazda Mazda3. Browse our inventory of quality used vehicles at Car City.
2014 Mazda Mazda3 | Price: $12,990 | Mileage: 107,186

Subaru Legacy (2013 or newer)

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 94,565

Honda Accord (sedan or coupe; 2013 or newer)

2016 Honda Accord Sedan
2016 Honda Accord Sedan | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 110,546
2014 Honda Accord Sedan
2014 Honda Accord Sedan | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 96,716
2014 Honda Accord Sedan Sport
2014 Honda Accord Sedan Sport | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 61,867

Nissan Altima (2019 or newer)

2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 47,284
2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 56,885


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)

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT | Price: $15,990 | 69,918
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 95,434
2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS | Price: $16,990 | Mileage: 72,805
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 103,390

Honda CR-V (2015-2016; 2019 or newer)

2015 Honda CR-V LX
2015 Honda CR-V LX | Price: $16,990 | Mileage: 109,557

Nissan Rogue (2017 or newer)

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 45,655
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S | Price: $15,990 | Mileage: 116,544

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.

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