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12/17/2009 Identifies the Safest Vehicles Under $30K, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for new and used cars, classics, RVs, motorcycles and boats, has announced its top vehicle picks in overall safety and value. The company's Data Analysts evaluated multiple points of data to help determine their top picks, which include industry safety ratings, reviews, crash tests, a comprehensive analysis of each vehicle's safety features (evaluated during independent test drives) and MSRP pricing criteria (cars whose MSRPs were below $30,000). The MSRP pricing information, as well as additional safety specification data, is available in the Car Research Center at understands that car buyers are often overwhelmed with data when considering their next vehicle purchase and has adapted to the changing marketplace by targeting car buying criteria that is important to today's car shoppers with added focus on safety and affordability. combined the vehicle information with the most current 2010 make and model data to calculate which vehicles qualified.

The vehicles earning five-star safety ratings for front and side impacts plus rollover resistance with an MSRP below $30,000 are:

- 2010 Mazda 6, 4dr Sedan Auto s Grand Touring - MSRP: $28,390

"Mazda still puts the 'Zoom Zoom' into every car it builds and the Mazda 6 is no exception. This well balanced sedan leads our pack of safest vehicles under $30K." - said Mike Caudill,

- 2010 Ford Mustang, 2dr Coupe GT - MSRP: $27,995

"The Data Analysts named the 2010 Ford Mustang GT its Car of the Month in September. It's the best muscle car on the road and one of the safest!" - said Mike Caudill,

- 2010 Acura TSX, 4dr Sedan I4 - MSRP: $29,310

"The refreshed Acura TSX is larger and roomier than its predecessor. Packed with creature comforts and amenities, the TSX makes luxury affordable." - said Mike Caudill,

- 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, 4dr Wagon SXT - MSRP: $28,660

"The Dodge Grand Caravan sets the standard for minivans and it's no shock this family friendly vehicle was a top selection for safest cars under $30K." - said Mike Caudill,

- 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis, 4dr Sedan LS - MSRP: $29,410

"While Mercury continues to rebuild its brand, its products speak volumes about the future direction of the company. American luxury has never been more affordable with this under $30K Grand Marquis." - said Mike Caudill,

"At we are continually researching ways to make the car buying experience easier for the consumer. This analysis not only highlights the top vehicles which earned a five-star safety rating, but gives consumers a list of vehicles that fall within our safe and affordable criteria," said Michael Caudill, spokesperson, "The five cars we've touched on cover the field for sports cars, coupes, sedans, sub-compacts, wagons and vans, but overall the consumer has a wide selection of affordable and safe vehicles."

About ( is the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and manufactured homes. offers in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available. The company also produces print guidebooks, software, web services, raw data and web syndicated products.