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Top 10 Affordable Cars with Blind Spot Detection

Chris Kaiser

Since day one of driver’s ed, you’ve heard, “Check your blind spot!” Let’s be honest, even the most cautious drivers among us have forgotten that crucial rule a time or two. Blind spot monitors generally warn the driver either audibly or visually, should the driver try to veer into an occupied lane. Having a car with blind spot detection could help you avoid a dangerous accident, or at least an expensive body shop bill. Whether it’s for yourself or your kid taking the keys for the first time, check out our Top 10 Affordable Cars with Blind Spot Detection. 

The following prices are MSRP estimates based on pricing and package information from each car company website. 

2020 Kia Soul S – $20,290  

2020 Kia Soul
2020 Kia Soul on netcarshow.com

Kia’s king of the boxy cars/crossovers is top of the heap for a reason. The interior quality, drivability, and list of available features make it a great choice. It’s also nice that vital safety equipment, like the blind spot monitor, aren’t reserved for the highest trims. The S is only one step up from the base model. So, you won’t have to break the bank for this feature in a new Soul. 

2020 Hyundai Veloster Premium – $23,000 

2020 Hyundai Veloster
2020 Hyundai Veloster on Carsforsale.com

As you might have guessed from the name, the Hyundai Veloster offers a spritely drive. There’s plenty velocity to be had. And the Veloster I was is already a top safety pick even before you start adding features. The nice part with the Premium trim, most of the safety tech is included as standard, so no nickel-and-diming as you add features. 

2020 Volkswagen Jetta SE – $22,395 

2020 Volkswagen Jetta
2020 Volkswagen Jetta on Carsforsale.com

Blind Spot Monitor for the Jetta is available at just above the base trim level. There you’ll also find some fun add-ons like a panoramic sunroof, habanero orange paint, and Volkswagen’s custom ski sack, you know, for your skis.  

2020 Toyota Corolla LE – $20,050 

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla on netcarshow.com

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling cars around. If you step up to the LE trim and add the available safety package, you’ll receive a loaded compact sedan with top-notch safety features. And with its lauded reliability rating, this Corolla will keep you safe long into the future. 

2020 Honda Accord EX – $27,920 

Honda offers incredible value in the Honda Accord, with great driving character and a ton of features. Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of safety features, offers one of the best safety suites around. Top it off with their blind spot detection systems.  

2020 Mazda MAZDA6 Sport – $24,000 

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The 2020 Mazda6 is flashy, fast sedan. If you want a typical mid-size sedan that doesn’t drive like one, the Mazda6 is the answer. Conveniently, the Blind Spot Monitor system is available on even the lowest trim, which remains a rarity. Add this to top marks from both the IIHS and NHTSA, and this is a vehicle worth considering.  

2020 Subaru Impreza Premium/Premium 5-Door – $20,095/$22,595 

With Subaru’s top-notch safety suite, Subaru Eyesight, the 2020 Subaru Impreza is already a very good car, add Blind Spot Detection makes it great. Aside from safety, the Impreza comes standard with AWD while maintaining good fuel efficiency 

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 i Touring – $20,045 

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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Little brother to the Mazda6, the 2016 Mazda3 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick +. Upgrade to the i Touring trim, and you’ll have one of the safest compact cars on the market. Aside from safety, the Mazda3 is one of the most critically acclaimed vehicles in its class. 

2020 Kia Forte GT-Line – $20,490 + $2,600 Blind Spot Collision Warning 

2020 Kia Forte
2020 Kia Forte on netcarshow.com

The 2020 Kia Forte offers lots of options in addition to safety features like the Kia’s advanced Blind Spot Collision Warning system. There’s your choice of a 2.0-liter or 1.6-liter turbo I-4 engine. The former of which nets a fantastic 31/41 mpg rating when paired with the standard CVT. There are also options for a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic if you so choose.  

2020 Honda Fit EX – $19,060 

2020 Honda Fit
2020 Honda Fit on netcarshow.com

The 2020 Honda Fit EX comes with Honda Sensing, the company’s comprehensive safety tech package that includes blind spot monitoring in addition to cross traffic alerts, automatic high beams, and lane keep assist. As the name implies, the Fit is surprisingly spacious for its class. 

Be sure to check out Carsforsale.com to find the best deals on cars with blind spot detection near you. With millions to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect car at the right price. 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

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Chris Kaiser
Chris Kaiser

Chris’ greatest passions include topiary, spelunking, and pushing aging compact cars well past 200,000 miles on cross-country road trips. His taste in cars runs from the classic and esoteric to the deeply practical with an abiding affection for VW Things, old Studebakers, and all things hybrid-crossover.

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    julia anderson February 11, 2020

    Nice article

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    1. Carsforsale.com Team
      Carsforsale.com Team February 11, 2020

      Thank you, Julia!

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    julia anderson February 11, 2020

    2020 Kia Forte GT-Line best one

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    1. Carsforsale.com Team
      Carsforsale.com Team February 11, 2020

      Very nice!

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