has released its list of top 10 safe vehicles for less than $25,000. The company focused vehicular safety in two areas: accident prevention and crashworthiness. Factors such as handling, braking performance, and stability control play into the first; airbags, chassis deformation, and crumple zones the second. The units were required to include stability control and a minimum of six airbags (front and side curtain). On some units, officials said the safety features were not standard; however, even with them added, the cost came in less than $25,000. The top 10 vehicles are: 2008 Saturn Astra
208 Scion xB
2008 Hyundai Sonata
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
2007 Mini Cooper
2007 Toyota Camry
2008 Volvo C30
2008 Dodge Charger
2008 Honda Accord
2008 Mazda CX-7