Excite

Safest cars on the market right now

Some brands spring to mind instantly when you consider which cars are the safest. Brands like Volvo, Mercedes and Toyota are normally safe bets when you’re thinking about a safe car but which models are the best? Euro NCAP ratings really show a car’s capability in an accident so we’ve used those ratings to determine which car you should buy.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The Nissan X-Trail is the 7th safest car you can buy right now. It did well in all 4 categories Euro NCAP test reviews. It scored 88% for adult occupancy protection and 83% for child occupancy protection (which are the two most important categories). An impressive array of ISOFIX mounting points make this an ideal family vehicle.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

Nissan also make the 6th safest car. The Nissan Qashqai is probably the safest car for drivers at the moment but it’s a little behind competitors for adult passenger protection (although it still rates at 88% in this area). With an 83% score for child safety, this car’s the equal of the X-Trail, although a wider selection of safety features mean it ranks a little higher.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

Nissan also make the 6th safest car. The Nissan Qashqai is probably the safest car for drivers at the moment but it’s a little behind competitors for adult passenger protection (although it still rates at 88% in this area). With an 83% score for child safety, this car’s the equal of the X-Trail, although a wider selection of safety features mean it ranks a little higher.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

With the Mercedes GLA we’re getting into a higher price bracket but we’re also looking at a safer car. This one rates at 96% for adult occupancy protection. It also protects children well as it rates at 88% in that category.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The Mercedes C-Class is cutting edge in a lot of ways. It’s also one of the safest cars on the road. The guys at Euro NCAP loved the Merc’s PRE-SAFE system.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The Land Rover Discovery is a great looking SUV. It looks like it can go anywhere at any time without worrying about the conditions. It’s also the third safety car on the market today.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The Land Rover Discovery is a great looking SUV. It looks like it can go anywhere at any time without worrying about the conditions. It’s also the third safety car on the market today.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The Volvo V40 is the second safest car on the market. It matches the XC90 in all categories but as it wasn’t tested under the new more stringent Euro NCAP regulations we can’t call it the safest car in the world.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The XC90 from Volvo is the safest car on the market right now. This one didn’t get the top score in every category when it was tested but a score of 97% in the adult occupant category, 87% in the child occupant category and 100% for its safety assist systems is way better than its rivals. Others top the XC90’s 72% score for pedestrian safety, but you can’t have it all.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

The XC90 from Volvo is the safest car on the market right now. This one didn’t get the top score in every category when it was tested but a score of 97% in the adult occupant category, 87% in the child occupant category and 100% for its safety assist systems is way better than its rivals. Others top the XC90’s 72% score for pedestrian safety, but you can’t have it all.

EuroNCAP Safety

Photos: Youtube.com

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017