No matter what type of vehicle you’re looking for—whether it’s a sports car or a full-size, family-friendly SUV—safety always comes first. Luckily, automotive safety technologies have come a long way in recent years, and many automakers include several standard safety features that offer better peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel.
Think you have to buy a brand-new car to get all the great safety tech you need for a safe ride? Many late-model vehicles include the latest safety features, and many are available to lease used. Here are some of the top-rated cars, in terms of safety features, that you can lease used today.
2021 Acura RDX
The compact luxury crossover/SUV market is saturated with options—more than 25 to be precise. Only two crossovers received five-star ratings from the NHTSA, along with high honors from the IIHS, and the Acura RDX is one of them. It gets excellent scores in crash tests, and it comes with tons of standard safety features like adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
2021 Ford Explorer
America loves the Ford Explorer, one of the best-selling SUVs for more than a decade. The newest generation, released in 2020, includes more safety features than ever. You get Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of innovative safety technologies standard, including automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, and much more. This SUV recently received a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, so if you’re looking for a capable and family-friendly SUV on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the Explorer.
2021 Mazda CX-5
If you’re looking for reliability on a budget, along with impressive safety ratings, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 doesn’t disappoint. Not only did this crossover get “Good” ratings across all crash tests from the IIHS, but the NHTSA gave the vehicle a 5-star rating, too. You get a lot of standard safety tech for your money, including adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and much more.
2021 Mazda 3
Another affordable and safe vehicle by Mazda, the 3 comes in both a hatchback and a sedan. Both models perform very well in safety tests, achieving the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the small car category. Along with automated emergency front braking and adaptive cruise control, the 3 comes standard with high-beam assist and LED headlights. It’s a budget-friendly ride that looks just as good as it drives.
2021 Ford Mustang
One of the best-selling vehicles of all time, the Ford Mustang is also one of the safest. The 2021 model delivers impressive crash-test ratings and includes far more standard safety features than competing models. Every 2021 Mustang comes with automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor, and lane-departure warning—features that other high-performance vehicles just can’t match.
Lease Used and Drive Off in a Safe Vehicle Today!
If you’re looking for a safe ride on a budget, leasing used is a no-brainer. You can get a nearly new vehicle with all the safety features you’re looking for, at a price that won’t break your budget. The used car leasing specialists at Drivrz Financial want to help you drive off in a new-to-you ride. Call us today at (800) 436-0476, and we’ll connect you with a participating dealer near you!