Okay. So... Just FYI, I'm using the word car to refer to any automobile..

1. I want a car that is safe!
2. I want a car with good gas milage
3. Can be new or used, as long as its under or around 20,000$

The issue is that I love cute crossovers (like the Pontiac Torrent that I just totaled...), and I feel safer being up high on the road. However, I need good gas milage as I drive a lot on the interstate.

So my first question is....which would I be feel safer in... a car with a 5 star safety rating, or a crossover SUV with a three star?

Next question, if I get a crossover, which one should I get that will be SAFE and FUEL EFFICIENT?

Thanks for your help!