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Ten Safest Cars to Crash

Ten Safest Cars to Crash

Ten Safest Cars to Crash

The automotive industry regularly benefits from Euro NCAP’s insightful analysis of the industry. For example, in the issue of safety, this authoritative body provides interesting independent reviews of some of Europe’s most popular cars. Below is a list of some of the safest cars in the continent, arranged in no particular order. Drivers should not forget, however, that receiving driving lessons from professional instructors is still necessary irrespective of their safety ratings.

1. Audi Q3

The SUV has an appealing exterior of different Audi cues. Its rear window is flattened and it also features a Coupe-like roofline. The car is fairly light, given that its bootlid and bonnet are made from aluminum. Its adult protection features for occupants is good and NCAP rated its bumper excellent for pedestrian protection. Prices start at £25,065.

2. Chevrolet Aveo

The new Aveo has been praised for its sharp lines and unique highlights. The car features two new engines and protruding headlight lamps. Priced at £12,795, this Chevy scored 95% for its adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupants and a pedestrian rating of 54%. The overall safety assist was given as 93%.

3. Ford Focus

The Focus is still very sporty, and motorists who love hatches will love it. A full body styling kit and honeycomb grills at the front define this car. The car was awarded ratings of 92%, 82%, 72% and 71% for adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist respectively. Starting price is only £13,995.

4. Mercedes B Class

The eight-cylinder Mercedes is very powerful, and it has several features its predecessor lacked. It features a seven-speed automatic gearbox and AMG brakes. As for safety, it has good protection for adult occupants, according to NCAP. The car’s bumper proved excellent for its protective feature, though the front edge of the bonnet offers relatively poor protection. Prices start in excess of £20,000.

5. Audi A6

This executive Audi car is the fourth one in the series. With prices starting at £30,495 (OTR), the car is available in several variants. The four door saloon received favorable safety ratings of 91% for adult occupants and 83% for child occupants. For pedestrians, it was 43 % and the safety assist was given as 86%.

6. Volvo XC60

Volvo is generally known for its safety features, and NCAP confirms this. This particular SUV, with a starting price of £29,995, is a compact car that some people say has sacrificed comfort for safety. Its safety rating for adult and child occupants are both high at 94% and 79% respectively. Most family drivers will love this car.

7. Volvo S80

The S80 is a large sedan from Volvo, and it features several first class smart safety features. This Volvo has very powerful engines and plenty of legroom too. Many motorists love its clear dashboard, and to drive one, a buyer has to cough up at least £25,495. Some of its laudable safety features include blind-sport monitoring system, pedestrian detection system and a adaptive headlamps.

8. Volvo S80

For a Volvo S60, you have to part with at least £22,995. The car has been described as classy and comfortable. Its standard engine is a five-cylinder diesel one but there is also a model with a T6 petrol engine. According to NCAP, the car offers good protection for drivers from side and frontal impact.

9. Honda Civic

At £16,955, the car is relatively affordable. It features big boot space and sensitively designed rear seats. Its 1.8-litre petrol engine gives it a powerful performance but some reviewers have a problem with its steering and ride. All the same, NCAP gave it a favorable rating mainly because of its protection for pedestrians. It did not perform that well in child protection.

10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Prices of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class start at £31,485. Compared to other cars in its category, this wagon is big and very practical. One of the few problems that have been quoted about it is its interior plastics. As for safety, it received 5 stars for adult occupant protection, a good rating for child safety and a satisfactory rating for pedestrians.

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One Response to “Ten Safest Cars to Crash”

  1. A Honda Civic!? Well now I have heard everything!

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