The safest cars to drive

Not surprisingly, safety is a major concern for most car buyers. Here we show which cars were the six ‘best in class’ models in the 2015 Euro NCAP safety tests. You can also check whether the car you have in mind provides the highest level of safety – the Euro NCAP five star-rating.

Researching car safety

Car safety has improved dramatically over the years, but it’s still an important consideration when buying a new or used car.

By law, all new car models must pass certain safety tests based on a minimum statutory standard of safety. Euro NCAP aims to encourage manufacturers to exceed these minimum requirements.

It tests most new cars, looking at protection for adults and children, pedestrians, safety assist and a range of other safety factors.

Each year, Euro NCAP highlights the models that have achieved the highest scores in their respective class.

Best in class cars in Euro NCAP safety tests 2015

In 2015, Euro NCAP tested over 40 cars in eight different categories. The 2015 best in class cars were:

  • Volvo XC90 – Large Off-Road
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC – Small Off-Road
  • Jaguar XE – Large Family
  • Infiniti Q30 – Small Family
  • Honda Jazz – Supermini
  • Ford Galaxy – Large MPV
  • VW Touran – Small MPV
  • Mazda MX-5 – Roadster Sport

Check the safety results for your car at the Euro NCAP websiteopens in new window.

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