Are you looking at buying some new wheels? You might want to check out our list first just to be sure that your new whip is safe and doesn't blow up. So in no particular order, these are considered to be the safest cars on the market, according to Euro NCAP safety tests.
1. SEAT Tarraco
The SEAT Tarraco is considered to be one of the safest on the market. It offers a wide range of safety systems, such as emergency assist and blind-spot detection as well as many others. The SEAT Tarraco is definitely a vehicle of supreme safety and it's also considered to be well above its fellow SUV competitors on the market.
2. Mercedes-Benz G-Class
If you’re not fussy and you don’t mind an old-style SUV then you’ll be well away with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Offering more equipment than the gym, there’s no need to worry about cuts and bruises if you were unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident. The G-class has incredible safety credentials. It also features automatic braking and plenty of electronics to help you keep an eye on the flow of traffic around you.
3. Honda CR-V
The NCAP tests might be getting tougher but so is the Honda CR-V. It managed a five-star rating way back in 2013 and it’s only gone and done it again this year too! If you want to stay safe and have all the latest technology, then the Honda CR-V is the way forward. The Honda CR-V has some cracking safety and driver-assist technologies, as well as radar and camera information and high-tech sensors.
4. Audi e-tron
If it’s decent NCAP safety test scores you’re after then the leccy SUV is right up there. Consider yourself an inspector gadget too? The Audi e-tron is ram-packed with gadgets, such as front and side airbags, autonomous emergency braking, speed alert, and seat-belt reminders. The Audi e-tron is well equipped and will do everything it can to keep you safe and sound in the event of an accident. We think it’s fair to say that the Germans have done well with this one.
5. Citroen C5 Aircross
There's no doubt about it that Citroen has had a little bit of a sketchy past in terms of its safety features, but that's all changed now with the Citroen C5 Aircross. Are you familiar with traffic sign recognition? Oh, and what about highway driver assist? Because the Citroen C5 Aircross Flair Plus models come with both of those so you can relax a little when it comes to manic motorways.
6. Lexus UX
Lexus has an enviable reputation when it comes to safety and they haven't failed to uphold these safety standards with the Lexus UX. Offering the Lexus Safety System+ package, which features autonomous emergency braking and active cruise control amongst various other things, there's also a semi-autonomous mode for driving in stop-start traffic and a rear-view camera to aid with manoeuvring. Just when we thought that Lexus couldn't be anymore caring.
7. Range Rover Evoque
Jaguar Land Rovers are well known for performing well in crash tests and it looks like the Range Rover Evoque is following suit. The stunning SUV managed to receive the highest child occupant safety rating in this year's Euro NCAP safety tests, how amazing is that! If you're looking at purchasing an Evoque then you'll also be pleased to know that it has performed outstandingly in all of its tested areas. So not only is it pretty, it performs highly in terms of protection. What more could you want?
8. Mazda 3
Thanks to its exceptional driving dynamics, the Mazda 3 is considered to be both easier and safer to drive. Its predictable acceleration, braking, handling, and steering are thought to make the Mazda 3 much safer. While in general predictable things are boring, I think we can all agree that the gorgeous Mazda 3 is right up there in terms of safety.
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