The safest car overall in 2014 was the Tesla Model S, which costs about $89,000 new and has a 225-mile range using only electric power, according to Bankrate. The fuel-efficient, four-cylinder Honda Accord was another top safety pick in 2014, costing around $23,000 new.
The Subaru Impreza received high safety ratings in the compact car category in 2014. This model comes in both a sedan and hatchback formats, costs around $22,000, and is all-wheel drive. In the hybrid segment, the Toyota Prius received top safety ratings, but reviewers also note the efficiency and affordability of this vehicle. A new Prius in 2014 cost $27,000. The Audi A6 received the highest safety ratings for luxury vehicles in 2014 and costs about $56,000. This car comes in a diesel-powered model, and reviewers comment on the vehicle's numerous technological features.
The BMW 328i sports sedan also received top safety ratings in 2014 due to its excellent handling. This model costs $43,000 and is also one of the more fuel-efficient cars in the sport sedan category. The Subaru Forester was rated the safest small SUV in 2014, and it costs around $27,000. In midsized SUVs, the Hyundai Santa Fe received the highest safety ratings in 2014 and costs $36,000. The Honda Odyssey was the safest minivan in 2014, while the Dodge Ram 1500 lead the pickup truck category in safety.