How to pick the right economical, safe car

I just had another clients sign up for my KTL leasing system – and he just asked me this:

Hi Markus,

I’m looking forward to trying your leasing system.

I’m looking to lease a car because we need an extra car primarily for our nanny/babysitter to drive. I was thinking it makes most sense to lease an economical safe car with AWD for this purpose so I’m targeting either a Honda CR-V or a Subaru Crosstrek.

Thoughts?

I am just like you.

The #1 must-have of any new car is safety.

Nothing else matters as much.

You cannot go wrong with Hondas. They are obsessed with safety.

Subarus are usually safe as well. (Keep in mind Subarus are not as aggressive with leasing as others. Although using my system busts through the “Subarus don’t lease well” myth).

I suggests scrolling through my list of the safest car brands below. I have sorted each by both category and lowest-to-highest price.

I would focus on the car’s MSRP. This helps you find the most car for the least money to fit your monthly budget…

And remember, if you access my leasing system, we almost always get a lease at 1% of the MRSP.

So a $15,950 Toyota Yaris is around $159 monthly ($0 cash down).

A $24,410 Toyota RAV4 is around $240 a month – again, $0 cash down).

Or a $40,155 Lexus RC is around $400 monthly (no money down).

Here is the latest list of the safest cars in 2017 – sorted by category and price:

Minicars

2017 Toyota Yaris iA
$15,950

2017 Mini Cooper
(with optional front crash prevention and applies only to Hardtop 2-door models)
$20,950

Small cars

2017 Nissan Sentra
(with optional front crash prevention)
$16,990

2017 Hyundai Elantra
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights & applies only to sedans)
$17,150

2017 Mazda 3
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$17,845

2017 Subaru Impreza
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$18,395

2017 Toyota Corolla
$18,500

2017 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
(with optional front crash prevention)
$18,740

2017 Honda Civic 2-door coupe
(with optional front crash prevention)
$19,150

2017 Volkswagen Golf
$19,895

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
(with optional front crash prevention)
$21,580

2017 Subaru Crosstrek
(with optional front crash prevention)
$21,695

2017 Toyota Prius
$23,475

2017 Volkswagen GTI
(with optional front crash prevention)
$24,995

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
(with optional front crash prevention)
$25,850

2017 Subaru WRX
(with optional front crash prevention)
$26,695

2017 Toyota Prius Prime
$27,100

2017 Acura ILX
(with optional front crash prevention)
$27,990

2017 Lexus CT 200h
(with optional front crash prevention)
$31,250

2017 Chevrolet Volt
(with optional front crash prevention)
$33,220

2017 Chevrolet Bolt
(with optional front crash prevention)
$36,620

Midsize cars

2017 Volkswagen Jetta
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$17,895

2017 Hyundai Sonata
(with optional front crash prevention)
$21,600

2017 Chevrolet Malibu
(with optional front crash prevention)
$21,680

2017 Mazda 6
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$21,945

2017 Subaru Legacy
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$21,995

2017 Chrysler 200
(with optional front crash prevention)
$22,115

2017 Kia Optima
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$22,200

2017 Volkswagen Passat
$22,440

2017 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$22,455

2017 Nissan Altima
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$22,500

2017 Ford Fusion
(with optional front crash prevention)
$22,610

2017 Toyota Camry
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$23,070

2017 Honda Accord 2-door coupe
(with optional front crash prevention)
$24,125

2017 Subaru Outback
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$25,645

2017 Toyota Prius v
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$26,675

2017 Nissan Maxima
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$32,610

Midsize luxury cars

2017 Audi A3
(with specific headlights)
$31,200

2017 BMW 2 series
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$33,150

2017 BMW 3 series
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$33,450

2017 Volvo S60
(with specific headlights)
$33,950

2017 Audi A4
(with specific headlights)
$34,900

2017 Lincoln MKZ
(with optional front crash prevention)
$35,170

2017 Volvo V60
(with specific headlights)
$36,150

2017 Lexus ES 350
(with specific headlights)
$38,900

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
(with optional front crash prevention and applies only to 4-door models)
$39,500

Large cars

2017 Kia Cadenza
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$31,990

2017 Buick LaCrosse
(with optional front crash prevention)
$32,065

2017 Toyota Avalon
(with specific headlights)
$33,300

Large luxury cars

2017 Lexus RC
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$40,155

2017 Genesis G80
$41,400

2017 Lincoln Continental
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$44,720

2017 Volvo S90
$46,950

2017 Audi A6
(with optional front crash prevention)
$47,600

2017 Infiniti Q70
(with optional front crash prevention and does not apply to V8 4-wheel-drive models)
$50,100

2017 BMW 5 series
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$51,200

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(applies only to 4-door sedans)
$52,150

2017 Acura RLX
$54,450

2017 Genesis G90
$68,100

Small SUVs

2017 Mazda CX-3
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$19,960

2017 Fiat 500X
(with optional front crash prevention)
$19,995

2017 Subaru Forester
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$22,595

2017 Hyundai Tucson
(with optional front crash prevention)
$22,700

2017 Kia Sportage
(with optional front crash prevention)
$23,200

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$23,495

2017 Nissan Rogue
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$23,820

2017 Honda CR-V
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$24,045

2017 Toyota RAV4
(with specific headlights)
$24,410

2017 BMW X1
(with optional front crash prevention)
$33,750

Midsize SUVs

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
(with optional front crash prevention)
$25,350

2017 Kia Sorento
(with optional front crash prevention)
$25,600

2017 GMC Acadia
(with optional front crash prevention)
$29,070

2017 Nissan Murano
(with optional front crash prevention)
$29,740

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
(with optional front crash prevention)
$30,290

2017 Toyota Highlander
$30,630

2017 Honda Pilot
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$30,745

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$30,800

2017 Mazda CX-9
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$31,520

Midsize luxury SUVs

2017 Buick Envision
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$34,065

2017 Lexus NX
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$35,285

2017 Acura RDX
(with optional front crash prevention)
$35,670

2017 Lincoln MKX
(with optional front crash prevention)
$38,260

2017 Cadillac XT5
(with optional front crash prevention)
$39,395

2017 Audi Q5
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$40,900

2017 Volvo XC60
(with specific headlights)
$40,950

2017 Infiniti QX60
(with optional front crash prevention)
$43,100

2017 Lexus RX
(with specific headlights)
$43,120

2017 Acura MDX
$44,050

2017 Volvo XC90
$45,750

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
(with specific headlights)
$52,000

Large SUVs

2017 Audi Q7
$49,000

Minivans

2017 Kia Sedona
(with optional front crash prevention)
$26,900

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
(with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights)
$28,995