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5 cars loaded with safety features

Honda Accord
Honda Accord
  • MSRP: $21,955
  • Safety rating: 2014 top safety pick +
  • Estimated mpg:
    • City - 27
    • Highway - 36

You don't have to pay a fortune to drive a super-safe midsized car, especially if you are buying a 2014 Honda Accord. This midsized sedan was awarded a top safety pick + from IIHS, garnering the highest rating in all crash tests.

Its safety features don't stop at protecting the driver and passengers. Elements like the forward collision warning system, which uses cameras to detect vehicles in front and its lane-departure warnings that alert the driver when the vehicle is drifting are designed to prevent accidents with other cars on the road.

The Honda Accord body also is constructed in a way that reduces the impact from a frontal crash on the cabin and comes equipped with front air bags and SmartVent front side air bags that are designed to decrease the chances of an air-bag-related injury. Standard on all the Accord models is Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control that helps put you back on course if you understeer or oversteer. Like most vehicles on the market, the Accord also has antilock brakes and a tire pressure monitoring system.

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