When you decide to buy a pre-owned vehicle, one of your biggest concerns is safety. You want to get a car that will still keep you safe, despite its age and use. Luckily, this is easy to do. Many vehicles remain safe long after they are released, thanks to their initial safety quality. Below are some great models that are known for their safety that you can find at an affordable price due to the fact that they are pre-owned.
2018 Hyundai Elantra
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra received great safety ratings when it was first released a few years ago. Inside this compact car, you’ll find safety features such as front and rear head airbags, stability control, emergency braking assist, and a blind-spot warning system, among others. Additional benefits of this model include great fuel efficiency at a combined 32 mpg, a responsive 147 horsepower engine, and a comfortable interior. Lastly, there are plenty of color options for the Hyundai Elantra, so you’re sure to find one that suits your personal style.
2013 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord has been known as a reliable and safe sedan for many years. While you can get practically any model and rest easy knowing you have a safe ride, if you want to save yourself more money, you can go back as far as 2013. This model came with plenty of airbags, stability and traction control, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and emergency braking assist. It may not have some of the safety technologies of newer models, such as lane departure warnings, but it’s still a safe vehicle. Finally, despite its age, you’ll still get a vehicle that provides a combined 30 mpg, has a 185-horsepower engine, and the ability to play media from your phone.
2014 Mazda 6
If you’re looking for a sedan that’s fun to drive while also ensuring a safe drive, take a look at the 2014 Mazda 6. This car’s engine produces 185 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, resulting in an enjoyable driving experience. It’s also got a great media center, with 11 total speakers and an auxiliary input system.
As for safety, there’s a lot to like. Besides many of the standard features you’ll find in other vehicles, such as airbags and stability control, the Mazda 6 also comes with a blind spot monitoring system, an engine immobilizer, and a remote anti-theft alarm system.
2014 Ford Taurus
Of course, small sedans aren’t the only used vehicles with excellent safety features. For something a little bigger, take a look at the 2014 Ford Taurus. It’s got a strong V-6 engine that produces 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, giving you more than enough power. You’ll also get great fuel efficiency at a combined 23 mpg, which is great for a vehicle of this size and age.
To keep you safe, you’ll also get a post-collision safety system, a tire pressure monitoring system, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, and electronic brakeforce distribution. This is on top of many other safety features, like airbags and traction control. All in all, the 2014 Ford Taurus is a reliable and safe vehicle that’s perfect for anyone who wants a sedan with a little more room on the inside.
2018 Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV with a lot to love. For an SUV it produces great fuel efficiency, at a combined 27 mpg. You can also comfortably fit five people and have plenty of storage space in the trunk, making this a great vehicle for families.
There’s also a long list of safety features that make this SUV even better for families. For example, the 2018 Nissan Rogue has both a pre-collision and post-collision safety system, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, and a blind-spot warning system. You’ll also get an SUV with all-wheel drive, giving you more control over the vehicle on rougher terrain.
2016 Honda Odyssey
If you want even more space for your family, you may be interested in a minivan. One of the safest minivans available is the Honda Odyssey and a great model year to look for is 2016. It has all the safety features you’d want in a family minivan, such as airbags, child seat anchors, stability control, and reliable brakes.
Besides the safety features, there are a few other elements that make this car perfect for families. For example, there is a DVD player, perfect for entertaining your kids on long drives. There’s also plenty of storage both in the back of the van and throughout the vehicle.
2019 GMC Terrain
Finally, we have the biggest vehicle on this list, the GMC Terrain. The 2019 GMC Terrain is a great vehicle if you want plenty of space, power, and safety features. It has a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, airbags throughout the front of the vehicle, ventilated disc brakes, and a post-collision safety system.
With this model, you’ll also get features such as a rearview camera, an adjustable steering wheel, keyless ignition, and plenty of storage space throughout the vehicle. These are just a few of the numerous features available on the 2019 GMC Terrain. If you’re interested in a larger SUV without sacrificing safety, this is a good model to consider.
Buying a Safe Used Vehicle From New Jersey State Auto Used Cars
As you can see, there are plenty of safe vehicles available even though you are looking for something used. The above list is just a small sample of the safe vehicles available to you. You can also choose any newer model of any of the vehicles listed above and still get something safe and reliable.
To find the perfect used car for your needs, let New Jersey State Auto Used Cars assist you. We’ll help you find a pre-owned vehicle that’s safe and perfect for your lifestyle. We have a wide selection to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. To get started, you can either view our current inventory online or contact us today to schedule a time to visit our dealership. We look forward to helping you find an affordable and safe used vehicle.