Buying a car is an important purchase, and you want to make sure you choose a vehicle you can feel confident driving. If you're searching for a used car with enhanced safety features to protect you on the road, we're here to help. This guide features five high-quality, affordable used cars known for their safety and reliability. Prices may vary based on your area, but here are some of the safest used cars you can typically purchase for under $10,000.

2010 Toyota Camry

2010 grey Toyota Camry parked on gravel lot next to field

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A Toyota Camry has a well-deserved reputation for quality and consistency, making it an ideal choice if you're looking for a safe, dependable used car. Search for a 2010 Toyota Camry to find one under $10,000. Standard safety features for this vehicle include an anti-lock braking system, stability and traction control, brake assist, and child door locks. A 2010 Toyota Camry comes with seven air bags to protect the driver and all passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle features Toyota's Whiplash Injury Lessening seats, which are designed to reduce the risk of whiplash in rear-end collisions.

You can seat five people comfortably in a 2010 Toyota Camry with plenty of legroom, even in the back seat. The vehicle comes standard with various features, including power mirrors and windows, daytime running lights, and cruise control. Upper-level trims add even more convenience with available options, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver's seat, and heated seats. The vehicle comes with a six- or eight-speaker audio system and two 12-volt outlets.

2011 Ford Taurus

If you're looking for an affordable sedan with plenty of safety and convenience features, a used Ford Taurus can fit the bill. While any model year will offer the safety features you're seeking, you can typically find a 2011 Ford Taurus for under $10,000. This vehicle comes equipped with technology designed to protect you and your passengers on the road. Some of the safety features include stability and traction control, child seat anchors, and child door locks. It also has air bags to protect the driver and front-seat passenger and rear air bags to protect back seat passengers.

In addition to standard safety features, the 2011 Ford Taurus features a parental control system, known as MyKey. The system allows another person to control the vehicle's safety settings, even when they aren't behind the wheel. With MyKey, you can set a maximum speed limit for the vehicle, enable speed limit reminders, and limit the volume of the audio system. If you have a teenage driver who may be using the vehicle, the MyKey system can help them practice safe driving habits.

The 2011 Ford Taurus is a comfortable vehicle with seating for five people. It has a roomy interior and a spacious trunk. Standard interior features on the vehicle include a power driver's seat, power windows, and a six-speaker audio system. Some trims may come with available features, such as adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled front seats, and a 12-speaker audio system.

2011 Honda Accord

Honda vehicles consistently rank high for safety, and the Accord is no exception. You can typically find a 2011 Honda Accord for under $10,000. This vehicle features a suite of standard safety features, including stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, and brake assist. Pretensioners ensure seat belts automatically tighten for each passenger in an accident, and the seats have head restraints to lessen the risk of whiplash in a rear collision. The vehicle also has air bags for passengers in the front and back seats.

Five people can ride in this comfortable, midsize sedan, which features wide seats and a roomy trunk. The 2011 Honda Accord comes standard with an 8-inch LCD display. Other features vary based on the trim and may include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and a moonroof. Some trims have a navigation system with voice recognition, a 270-watt audio system, and active noise control.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

One of Chevrolet's most popular sedans, the Malibu, is always an excellent choice for safety and reliability. The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu typically sells for under $10,000. This vehicle has numerous standard safety features, including stability and traction control, child door locks, and an anti-lock braking system. Other available safety features include a rearview camera and a lane departure warning system with forward collision alert. The vehicle comes standard with dual-stage and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, side-impact air bags for all passengers, and roof rail air bags with rollover protection.

This five-passenger sedan offers a roomy interior with 60/40-split rear seats. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, and Bluetooth capability. Upper-level trims may offer additional features, such as an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, leather seating, and a navigation system.

2012 Subaru Legacy

Year after year, the Subaru Legacy offers top-rated safety features. You can usually find a 2012 Subaru Legacy for $10,000 or less. This midsize sedan comes standard with anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, brake assist, child door locks, and child seat anchors. The vehicle features an electronic parking brake, which holds the brakes on steep inclines to prevent the car from rolling backward. The vehicle comes equipped with front, side, and rear air bags. Every 2012 Subaru Legacy features standard all-wheel drive, which helps the vehicle maintain traction on slippery or snowy roads.

The 2012 Subaru Legacy seats five people with a comfortable interior. Standard features include an AM/FM stereo system, air conditioning, power windows and locks, and steering wheel controls. Some trims may come with additional features, such as a 10-way power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system.

Now you know all about five of the safest used cars under $10,000 that you can buy. At Your Auto Source, we offer a wide selection of quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale. With competitive pricing and flexible financing plans, we can make your dream of purchasing an affordable, safe car a reality. We'll even purchase your old vehicle, regardless of its condition. When you're ready to test-drive your next car, visit our dealership or contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you find your next vehicle in York, Pennsylvania.

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