August 19, 2017 | Barnes Lois Most car buyers are faced with a strict budget, even when buying used vehicles. This does not mean that you have to settle and purchase something that is not safe. There are so many great vehicles that are sold under $20,000 and that offer all the safety that you need to feel great as you drive. These are all cars that even a car accident lawyer will want to recommend in the event they are asked about what is the best option for safe vehicles. 2009 Hyundai Genesis With a perfect safety score, this luxury vehicle will add spaciousness, performance and refinement to a huge attributes list. The top safety pick is an award received from IIHS and reliability score is much higher than average. 5 people are comfortable seated and the standard features are much more than you would expect at the overall used car price of around $13,000. Try to find the models that have the 17 speaker system since the Genesis is just one of 2 cars launched that year that included it. Even if you need to pay a little more for the parking sensors, a rearview camera and navigation system, good engines, excellent acceleration and power and a really good EPA make this a perfect buy. 2007 Subaru Outback Subaru Outback is all-wheel-drive and is perfect for a family that wants to often arrange trips around the country. It is suitable even for off-roading and weekend adventures, offering good comfort for 5 passengers. Back seat space may be better suited for children but you can sacrifice that given the fact we are talking about a used safe car that is around $8,500 and comes with standard features that are better than some of the new cars. You want to consider the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine that offers 175 hp. The only problem is the transmission but if you check that and it is in good working condition, handling will be great. 2012 Buick Verano When looking at the 2012 upscale small size cars, the Buick Verano is usually considered the second best option. The high cost to own is what practically means you do not have to deal with a lot to keep the car running. Verano’s interior is quiet and the ride is comfortable, all while handling is more than enough to be of great performance together with the really strong breaks. The average paid price for the used 2012 Buick Verano is $13,500 so you will want to look for those models that include Bose sound system and satellite radio. 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid When thinking about safe and affordable used cars we rarely think about Lexus or a hybrid but the 2011 CT is definitely one that you want to consider. Fuel economy is wonderful and although you do not have as much power and acceleration as you may want, you save a lot of money on the long run and the used price is around $9,800. Besides this, you get many standard features like USB port, satellite radio, climate control and Bluetooth.