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Least Expensive Cars With Active Safety Systems

Motor Trend Logo Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 13: We're focusing on the models that offer the most an automaker has to offer for the least amount of money. Sure, $100,000 will buy you an S-Class that can practically drive itself, but here are some ways to get active safety features without breaking the bank.

You Need Not Spend A Bundle For Today's Tech

Active safety technology is the latest wave of technology being put into more and more cars to make driving even safer. Years ago it encompassed ABS and airbags, and most recently, electronic stability control. These systems have usually taken a passive role in occupant safety, but recently automakers have been using faster processors to create systems that can take an active role and even intervene to help prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Technology ranges from the more mundane (blind-spot warnings) to the futuristic (Tesla's "Autopilot"), and much of it has been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS measures the effectiveness of the systems by determining that they issue a warning in five of seven test trials in three different scenarios and by testing the autobrake function at 12 mph and 25 mph.

We're focusing on the models that offer the most an automaker has to offer for the least amount of money. Sure, $100,000 will buy you an S-Class that can practically drive itself, but here are some ways to get active safety features without breaking the bank.

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