If both parents and children are willing to fit the (slightly) larger bill, used luxury sedans make better choices. Such vehicles are considered safer because of their size and tend to have more standard safety features like extra airbags than even some of the top trims of new entry level vehicles. Top choices include the Audi A4, Lexus IS, and the Saab 9-3 (pictured).
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[Source: Wall Street Journal via Luxist]