8.Ford Escape XLS: $1,137
Compact Utility vehicles get high marks for safety as well. This Ford Escape, with the four-cylinder engine breaks the top 10 mainly with some help from innovative technology. Take for instance the Ford MyKey system, which can put limits on certain vehicle functions and promote safer driving habits. The Ford Escape is a good bargain at $21,440, and the low insurance rates help. It’s also worth mentioning its 171-horsepower engine, isn’t the weakest engine on this list.