Whether you are buying your first car, upgrading your car, or getting one for your child, it is important for you to pick a safe and reliable option. Before you begin considering different makes and models to start the buying process, this article will ensure that the vehicle you are contemplating will protect you and your loved ones, as well as not have any issues or need constant maintenance.

Subaru Outback

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2021 Subaru Outback a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA, which on its own should tell you all you need to know. Additionally, 90 percent of all Subarus sold in the last 10 years are still on the road. The Subaru Outback also has lane departure alert and lane-centering assistance, automatic front and reverse braking, front collision alert, and blind-spot alert. It’s safe to say the Outback is a solid choice.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius also scored a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA. However, its reliability has also brought the Prius up on our list. It gets 58 miles per gallon in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. You can expect the Prius to last to around 250,000 miles with regular service maintenance, and some owners have brought their Prius up to 300,000 miles.

Mazda CX-30

The CX-30 may not have a lot of power behind the wheel, but it is a very fun car to drive. It has a very ride-high interior, which makes it a very comfortable ride for the driver and passengers. It can withstand minor accidents, in the unfortunate case one happens. Another option with an NHTSA five-star safety rating, the CX-30 is perfect for families. You can find the Mazda CX-30 for sale at your local dealer. With adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist, you will have peace of mind taking this SUV on family road trips.

Honda Odyssey

By far the safest minivan on the market, the Honda Odyssey has an innovative traffic sign recognition system. Plus, the multi-angle rearview camera makes it easier to park than other minivan options. Oh yeah, and did we mention it too scored a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA.

Toyota Camry

When the size is not a necessity, the Camry is the perfect option. This sedan, you guessed it, scored a five-star rating as well. It also has pedestrian detection built into the pre-collision system, lane tracing assist, and lane departure alert. The Camry also got a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

When it comes to purchasing a car, new or used, safety is a tremendously important, and perhaps the most crucial factor to consider. Before heading to a dealership, you will want to evaluate your options, do some online research, and find the safest and most reliable car for you and your family.