In the entry-level luxury sedan category, the five-passenger 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (and 2010 model pictured above) carry Top Safety Pick bragging rights. With a starting MSRP of $35,900 (for C300 Luxury Sedan) all the way up to $58,200 for C63 AMG, families seeking luxury, comfort, and safety can have it all. The C-Class has nine standard airbags providing 11-way occupant protection.
With its redesigned front end, the 2011 Volvo C30 coupe offers family car buyers an attractive, safe alternative to sedans or wagons – and it, along with the 2010 model – are Top Safety Pick winners. The Swedish automaker, long known for its safe vehicles, says of C30 that it offers “big Volvo safety that doesn’t compromise with size.” The four-passenger C30, with available all-wheel drive, carries a starting MSRP of $24,600.