6 Sedans Under $25,000 With Automatic Emergency Braking

These affordable sedans feature automatic emergency braking, a safety assist designed to help prevent collisions.


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In today's fast-paced world, having automatic emergency braking (AEB) can be crucial for helping drivers stay safe on the road. AEB gives the vehicle the ability to sense an object in front of or behind it and brake automatically, without driver input. While there are several types of AEB—such as front collision braking and forward and rear automatic braking—each version is designed to help drivers avoid colliding with vehicles around them.

To select the vehicles on this list, we analyzed sedans using the following criteria:

  • New models: We selected sedans being released for the 2022 model year that cost under $25,000
  • Automatic emergency braking capabilities: Each sedan has AEB capabilities in some form, with each version designed to help sense objects and brake when needed

Presented in order of lowest to highest manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), here are six sedans with AEB technology for under $25,000.


Nissan Versa

Coming in at around $16,000, the 2022 Nissan Versa is the least expensive car on this list that provides AEB. Additionally, all trims of the 2022 model feature pedestrian detection, so not only is the Versa designed to help avoid collisions in traffic, but it can also help drivers avoid hitting an unsuspecting pedestrian that darts out into the road.


Mitsubishi Mirage G4

At about $16,300, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 gives the Versa a run for its money as the least expensive sedan, but still also provides AEB. Like the Nissan, all trims of the 2022 Mirage G4 feature pedestrian detection, so the Mitsubishi is also designed to also help drivers when a pedestrian unexpectedly steps in front of their vehicle.


Nissan Sentra

Like the Versa, the Nissan Sentra has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection on all trims. It also adds rear automatic braking, so the car is designed to stop if you're about to bump into something while you're parking. At around $21,000, the Sentra is less expensive than other cars on this list, but it packs a big punch in terms of automatic braking safety features.


Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra has a few different names for its collision avoidance technologies. The base-model Elantra features front collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, which is designed to apply the brakes in the event of a slowing car or person crossing the road. It also features Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, which applies automatic steering and braking inputs when the system detects an attempt to merge lanes into another vehicle. Base-model Elantras start at around $21,000.


Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta includes its emergency braking in its Front Assist features, which is a combination of frontal collision assistance, autonomous emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. The base-model Jetta, then, is designed to brake to avoid oncoming obstacles. At around $21,000, the Jetta also has a slew of other safety features for additional cost, including lane keeping and adaptive cruise control.


Honda Civic

The 2022 Honda Civic calls its low-speed AEB technology the Collision Mitigation Braking System. The Civic’s system is designed to automatically apply the brakes to avoid a crash. The Civic comes in at about $23,000 and includes other safety features, too, such as lane centering assistance technology and ultrasonic sonar for keen front and rear sensing.

While some automakers reserve their most advanced driver assist features for higher trims, many others are coming to recognize the importance of automatic emergency braking on even the most basic trims. If you're looking for a safe sedan under $25,000, these vehicles with AEB are a great place to start your search.

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Elizabeth Blackstock
I’m Elizabeth Blackstock, and after growing up around the Detroit automotive industry, I’ve made it my life’s mission to make information about vehicles accessible for the average consumer. Whether you’re a hardcore auto enthusiast or someone looking for a practical machine for the daily commute, I’m here to help you make your most informed decision.