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Safety is generally a top priority if you're a new car shopper. This is especially true if you have a family. Vehicles are much safer now than they've ever been, but there are some out there that are a little more advanced when it comes to crash-worthiness.

We've put together a list of the safest crossovers, according to NHTSA testing, that start at under $30,000. These all received the coveted five-star overall crash rating and also come with the price tag, versatility and comfort needed to haul kids, pets and cargo all around town.

Click through to see the vehicles that made the list.

Buick Encore
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Buick Encore

Sticker Price: $24,160 - $30,465
Invoice Price: $23,194 - $29,246
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Buick Encore has been a surprising hit for the American luxury brand. Affordable, nicely appointed and fuel efficient, the vehicle is a lot of crossover in a small package. The all-wheel drive Encore scored a five-star overall crash rating from NHTSA.

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Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V

Sticker Price: $22,945 - $28,945
Invoice Price: $21,554 - $27,170
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Honda CR-V has been one of the best-selling crossovers for quite some time. It comes with loads of interior space, convenient features and is reliable. The CR-V is also one of the safest crossovers out there, as well.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Sticker Price: $24,950 - $32,400
Invoice Price: $23,964 - $30,706
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a great crossover. It comes with a wealth of standard features, sharp styling, solid fuel economy and lots of interior space. The Santa Fe Sport received a five-star overall crash rating from NHTSA in its latest rounds of tests, making it one of the safest CUVs out there.

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Kia Sorento
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Kia Sorento

Sticker Price: $24,100 - $40,100
Invoice Price: $23,280 - $37,728
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The recently redesigned Kia Sorento is another super safe, budget-conscious crossover. It's a sharp-looking vehicle with nice handling dynamics and a well-appointed interior. You can opt for all-wheel drive, too, if you live in an area that sees lots of nasty weather.

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Kia Sportage
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Kia Sportage

Sticker Price: $21,600 - $28,400
Invoice Price: $20,727 - $26,504
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The sharp Kia Sportage is a solid, attractive little crossover that comes with sporty driving dynamics and loads of versatility, all at a palatable starting price. The all-wheel drive version received a five-star rating from the most recent NHTSA tests.

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Mazda CX-5
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Mazda CX-5

Sticker Price: $21,545 - $29,220
Invoice Price: $20,929 - $28,377
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best crossovers around. Attractive, versatile, fun to drive and fuel efficient, it has been a huge hit with critics and car shoppers since it was released back in 2012. It's one of the safest options out there, too. The front-wheel drive CX-5 received a five-star overall crash rating.

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Mitsubishi Outlander
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Mitsubishi Outlander

Sticker Price: $22,995 - $27,795
Invoice Price: $22,024 - $26,621
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Mitsubishi Outlander is far from our favorite crossover on the market right now, due to its ugly design and lackluster interior. But there's no denying that it's one of the safest vehicles out there. The all-wheel drive Outlander, which is an affordable three-row CUV, scored very well on the most recent NHTSA tests.

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Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester

Sticker Price: $22,195 - $33,095
Invoice Price: $20,995 - $30,927
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

Arguably the best crossover on the market right now, the Subaru Forester comes with a superb all-wheel drive system, sharp looks, good driving dynamics and great safety ratings. This is one of the most versatile and enjoyable vehicles for the money right now.

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Toyota Venza
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Toyota Venza

Sticker Price: $27,950 - $39,570
Invoice Price: $25,575 - $36,008
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway

Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
Side Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 4 Stars
Overall Crash Rating: 5 Stars

The Venza doesn't really blow anyone away with its looks or driving dynamics, but this crossover has a comfortable interior and the reliability associated with the Toyota name. It's a safe CUV, too, with a five-star overall crash rating.

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