4. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Many car buyers have all but forgotten that Mitsubishi even exists any more, but you should definitely check out the capable Outlander Sport if you have an active lifestyle and need an affordable SUV that is still safe to drive. Not only does the SUV provide a tight-handling ride, but helps the driver maintain control with four wheel disc brakes, hill start assist and both traction and stability control. Crash protection comes in part from the numerous airbags loaded in the vehicle, including a driver’s knee bag for leg protection in frontal crashes. The IIHS also honored the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a Top Safety Pick award.