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10 of the Safest 2021 Vehicles

Shopping for a new car can be very exciting, but it can also be a lot of work to find the right vehicle for your needs. There are many elements to consider when purchasing a new vehicle, but among the most important are vehicle safety ratings.

The last thing you want to do is purchase an unsafe vehicle or a vehicle that doesn’t have all of the safety features you need. For your convenience, we have put together a list of the highest-rated vehicles for safety in 2021.

According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), these are the top 10 safest 2021 vehicles:

#1 - 2021 Kia Telluride

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.8 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 4.4 out of 5
    • Value - 4.6
    • Quality - 4.4
    • Reliability - 4.4
    • Performance - 4.4
    • Comfort - 4.8
    • Styling - 4.8
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 20 City / 26 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner
    • Excellent value
    • Impressive standard safety features
    • Seating for 7 or 8 passengers
    • Bold design and spacious interior
  • Cons:
    • No hybrid variant

#2 - 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.8 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 3.1 out of 5
    • Value - 3.1
    • Quality - 3.1
    • Reliability - 3.4
    • Performance - 3.4
    • Comfort - 3.7
    • Styling - 4.2
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 41 City / 38 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Toyota quality and reliability
    • Roomy interior
    • Powerful yet fuel-efficient hybrid models
    • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
    • Light off-road ability
  • Cons:
    • More expensive than comparable rivals
    • Cabin noise levels
    • Navigation only available in top trims
    • No option for leather upholstery

#3 - 2021 Toyota RAV4

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.8 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 3.1 out of 5
    • Value - 3.1
    • Quality - 3.1
    • Reliability - 3.4
    • Performance - 3.4
    • Comfort - 3.7
    • Styling - 4.2
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 27 City / 33 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Toyota quality and reliability
    • Roomy interior
    • Powerful yet fuel-efficient hybrid models
    • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration
    • Light off-road ability
  • Cons:
    • More expensive than comparable rivals
    • Cabin noise levels
    • Navigation only available in top trims
    • No option for leather upholstery

#4 - 2021 Hyundai Palisade

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.7 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 4.5 out of 5
    • Value - 4.5
    • Quality - 4.7
    • Reliability - 4.7
    • Performance - 4.4
    • Comfort - 4.6
    • Styling - 4.9
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 19 City / 24 Highway
  • Pros:
    • A midsize SUV/crossover with seating for up to eight occupants
    • Spacious interior
    • Generous amount of standard features
    • Competitive pricing
    • Eye-catching style
  • Cons:
    • Some wind noise at freeway speeds
    • Door pockets could be wider

#5 - 2021 MAZDA CX-30

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.7 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 5.0 out of 5
    • Value - 5.0
    • Quality - 5.0
    • Reliability - 4.9
    • Performance - 4.9
    • Comfort - 4.6
    • Styling - 5.0
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 24 City / 31 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Premium interior
    • Comprehensive driver assistance features
    • Brilliant steering and handling
    • Most horsepower in its class
    • Arguably attractive styling
  • Cons:
    • Tight rear seat
    • Infotainment system takes some time to learn
    • Only one engine/transmission combination
    • Too many features held back for the top trim level

#6 - 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.7 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 3.7 out of 5
    • Value - 4.3
    • Quality - 4.3
    • Reliability - 5.0
    • Performance - 3.3
    • Comfort - 4.7
    • Styling - 5.0
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 40 City / 35 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Honda reliability and resale
    • Spacious interior and cargo area
    • KBB 2020 Best Buy Award
    • Hybrid model being introduced
    • Honda Sensing suite of driver assists
  • Cons:
    • Base model lacks Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    • Few options on each trim limit personalization choices
    • 1,500-pound towing limit

#7 - 2021 Honda CR-V

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.7 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 4.2 out of 5
    • Value - 4.3
    • Quality - 4.2
    • Reliability - 4.2
    • Performance - 4.3
    • Comfort - 4.4
    • Styling - 4.5
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 28 City / 34 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Honda reliability and resale
    • Spacious interior and cargo area
    • KBB 2020 Best Buy Award
    • Hybrid model being introduced
    • Honda Sensing suite of driver assists
  • Cons:
    • Base model lacks Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    • Few options on each trim limit personalization choices
    • 1,500-pound towing limit

#8 - 2021 Audi Q8

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.7 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 5.0 out of 5
    • Value - 4.8
    • Quality - 5.0
    • Reliability - 5.0
    • Performance - 5.0
    • Comfort - 5.0
    • Styling - 5.0
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 18 City / 23 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Stylish, luxurious, and practical
    • Sophisticated technology
    • Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
    • Surprisingly high towing capacity
    • High-performance SQ8 available
  • Cons:
    • Some turbo lag
    • Nearly $70,000 starting price

#9 - 2021 Honda Pilot

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.6 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 3.3 out of 5
    • Value - 3.3
    • Quality - 3.3
    • Reliability - 3.6
    • Performance - 3.6
    • Comfort - 4.1
    • Styling - 4.0
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 19 City / 26 Highway
  • Pros:
    • Standard equipment includes many safety features
    • Roomy and versatile cabin
    • Strong resale values
    • Standard V6 power
  • Cons:
    • Not the most fun-driving 3-row crossover/SUV
    • Towing capacity is a so-so 5,000 pounds

#10 - 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

  • KBB Expert Rating - 4.6 out of 5
  • KBB Consumer Rating - 4.3 out of 5
    • Value - 4.4
    • Quality - 4.5
    • Reliability - 4.6
    • Performance - 4.2
    • Comfort - 4.4
    • Styling - 4.6
  • Miles Per Gallon (MPG) - 22 City / 29 Highway
  • Pros:
    • New 2.5-liter engine (Sport & Limited)
    • Standard AWD
    • At home on dirt roads
    • Good fuel economy
    • Standard EyeSight safety suite (CVT models only)
    • Winner 2019 KBB Best Resale Value Compact/SUV
  • Cons:
    • 2.0-liter base engine just adequate
    • Fuel economy suffers with manual transmission
    • Cargo area not that roomy
    • Automatic is a CVT

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