5 Safe Used Cars for Less than $8,000

By Odet Garcia Updated: 05/23/2019 Posted: 01/14/2019

The newer the car, the safer it is, right? Certainly, new cars have the latest technology in safety features that can help make them more resistant in an event of a collision. However, we found five safe used cars that you can buy for less than $8,000. And we are talking about top rated safety technology that will not let you down.

We give you five different choices that have great reviews and will fit your budget.

Hyundai Elantra 2011

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The Hyundai Elantra 2011 is an excellent choice for drivers who have to commute because of its fuel economy. It is also top rated in safety features. Passenger and cargo space are big and makes it a big plus for this car.

Subaru Legacy 2010

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The Subaru Legacy is a car that offers standard all-wheel drive in an affordable price. The 2010 redesign included leather seats, a moonroof, and heated front seats. It also received excellent scores in crash testing.

Toyota Prius C 2012

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In 2012, the Toyota Prius C offered an alternative to the traditional Prius. Its high fuel economy makes it an excellent pick amongst other hybrids. The model also included modern features like navigation, USB port, smartphone connectivity, and safety technology for an affordable price.

Buick Regal 2011

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The Buick Regal 2011 may not have a very sporty look, but it does have those sporty feels when driving it. With excellent scores in crash testing, the Regal balances performance and comfort in an affordable price.

Scion xB 2011

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The Scion xB 2011 has outstanding safety scores. Its affordable price delivers high fuel economy, amazing cargo and passenger space, and a list of other features that make it an excellent choice.

Further Reading

  1. How to Choose the Right Used Hyundai for Sale 
  2. 30 Used Cars Under 30 MPG 
  3. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra Could Be Your Next Used Car 
  4. White Paper: Market Report for New and Used Cars in the US