Automobiles get safer every year. When the IIHS named its Top Safety Picks for the 2015 model year, 33 vehicles received the top honor. For 2016, the number of Top Safety Pick+ winners surged to 50, and a full-size pickup (Ford F-150) even joined the ranks for the first time in history.
With 49 models named Top Safety Pick+ after the latest tests, there was hardly any slowing down for the 2017 model year. However, SUV shoppers might have a tough time finding an affordable model, especially with the cost of advanced safety equipment added onto the base vehicle price. Plenty of luxury models fit the bill, but most start around $50,000.
Well, you don’t need an Audi or Benz to get utility and protection for your passengers. Here are the 10 SUVs that received Top Safety Pick+ ratings yet start under $30,000 in 2017.