Whether it's a Honda Odyssey, Audi A3 or Ford Ranger, it's now easier to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with a five-star safety rating thanks to the release of the latest used safety assessments for used cars.
Minister of Roads, Sea and Freight Melinda Pavey said that driving a car with a bad rating is not worth the safety risk.
"In one of our tests, the driver of the 5-star rated Mazda Ute would have run away unhindered, the driver of the 2-star Toyota would probably have suffered head injury and brain injury, or even killed," said Ms. Pavey.
MOST IMPORTANT POINTS
- Many of the safest cars that you can buy for less than $ 10,000
- A driver of the worst vehicle in this list is 10 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than a driver in the safest
- 296 vehicles produced between 1996 and 2016 were assessed
- Cars with 5 stars are priced as low as $ 2500 (Ford Mondeo – year 2007-15)
- Cars that have received a star rating for safety are the Hyundai Accent (year 00 -06) Holden Cruze (year 02 – 06) and Ford Fiesta WD (year 04 -08)
- Recent data show that 40% of the deaths in cars were 15 years or older while 15% in cars were younger than 5 years old
Monash University Accident Research Center, in collaboration with the NSW Center for Road Safety, the NRMA and other members of the Vehicle Safety Research Group, analyzed data from more than 8 million vehicles involved in traffic accidents and 2 million injured road users in Australia and New Zealand between 1987 and 2016 to produce the assessments.
Prices reflect 5-star vehicles listed online on Redbook and reflect the age and condition of the vehicle and the variant of the model.
Holden Statesman / Caprice WM / WN – year range 06-16 – sell for only $ 4000 (Safer Pick)
Ford Falcon FG / FG-X – year range 08-16 – sell for as low as $ 5,900
Medium-sized cars & # 39; s
Toyota Camry – year range 11-16 – sell for as low as – $ 9,400
Ford Mondeo – year range 07-15 – sell for as low as – $ 2,500
Subaru Liberty / Legacy / Outback – year range 09-14 – sell for only $ 6800
Small car & # 39; s
Audi A3 – year range 04-13 – for sale for as little as – $ 3,100
BMW 1 series E81 / E82 / E87 / E88 – year of construction 04-13 – sell for as low as – $ 3,700
Volkswagen Golf VII – year range 13-16 – sell for as low as $ 9,600
Mazda CX-9 – year range 07-15 – for sale for only $ 9,600 (Safer Pick)
Mitsubishi Pajero NT, NS, NW, NX – year 07-16 – sell for only $ 9,200 (safer pick)
Nissan Pathfinder R51 – year range 05-13 – for sale for as little as $ 8000 (safer pick)
Mazda CX-7 – year range 06-12 – for sale for only $ 6,100 (safer pick)
Mitsubishi Outlander / Peugeot 4007 – year range 06-12 – for sale for only $ 4,800 (Safer Pick)
Toyota Kluger / Highlander – year range 07-13 – for sale for only $ 8,200 (safer pick)
Vokswagen Tiguan – year of construction 08-16 – for sale for only $ 6800 (Safer Pick)
Honda Odyssey – year 04-09 – sell for as low as $ 4,100
Kia Carnival – construction year 06-11 – sell for only $ 5,500
Hyundai iLoad – year range 08-16 – sell for as low as $ 8800 (Safer choose)
Volkswagen Transporter – year 04-15 – sell for as low as $ 5200
Ford Transit – year of construction 01-07 – sell for as low as $ 3200
Ford Ranger / Mazda BT50 – year range 11-15 – sell for as low as $ 7300
Holden Colorado RC – year range 08-11 – for sale for only $ 3,200
Ford Falcon Ute FG / FG-X – year range 08-16 – for sale for only $ 5,200.
Download the Used Car Safety Ratings Buyer's Guide 2018-19 and learn more about safer vehicles on the Center for Road Safety website at roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au.