Safety is one of the big considerations nowadays when planning to buy a new car and the good news is that thanks to all of the tests and standards they have to meet, new cars are now far safer than cars used to be.
With technology that helps to predict and take preventative action against collisions occurring and bodywork designed to protect from injury, today’s modern cars are designed far more with safety in mind than in years gone by.
So if you are safety conscious when setting out to buy a new car this year, have a look at this list from the people behind Big Motoring World – they are a great online resource for all your car needs. Whether you are purchasing a used BMW 5 series or any car of your dream they are worth checking out. In this post they show us five of the top safety cars available to buy this year.
These cars have all achieved a five star rating from Euro NCAP – the standard for car safety in Europe, as well as being rated for helping to prevent collisions occurring in the first place due to their accident prevention tech.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class
During the 2018 round of testing, the Mercedes A-Class scored the highest score in all four of the Euro NCAP categories achieving 90% on its overall assessment. The car was rated 96% for its adult occupant safety and 91% for child occupants. It was also rated 75% for its safety assist.
This car is one of the top 10 best-selling cars in the UK and comes in at around £25,800 to buy new, making it a great and safe choice for many families around the country.
The Audi A6
This car has an unusual safety feature which stood out among the rest taking the tests, which is a bonnet which pops up in the event of a collision, helping to protect cyclists or pedestrians.
This luxury saloon car scored 93% for the protection of adult occupants and 85% for child occupants. It also scored 76% for its safety assist features and comes in at around £33,000. This saloon is the ideal choice if your worry is protecting vulnerable road users.
The Ford Focus
As one of the most popular UK cars, improvements to safety in the Ford Focus have the potential to make a huge impact on road safety which is why it’s in this list. The new model includes a wide range of tech to help avoid collisions taking place, scoring it 75% in the safety assist category.
It also scored 85% for its adult occupant protection and 87% for its child occupant protection. Costing around £18,000 for a new model it’s no wonder this car is bought by families over and over again.
The Jaguar I-Pace
This electric car secured an incredibly high rating with an adult occupant score of more than 90% and a child occupant score of more than 80%. It also rated high on the safety assist standards with a score of 81%. At around £63,000 this all electric car provides amazing safety standards proving that the electric car is one to watch.
The Volvo V60/S60
Volvo has a long-standing reputation for safety and this model’s test results showed that reputation is well-deserved, scoring an impressive 96% rating for safety of adult occupants and 84% for child occupants.
Costing around £31,000 new this car is packed with safety features, scoring 76% on the safety assist test. It joins all of its other Volvo family in holding up the company’s reputation for solid, safe cars.
Buying a new car involves thinking about a whole variety of things from price to colour, from size to storage capacity, depending on what you are going to use the car for on a daily basis. However, whether you are looking for a family car, an executive saloon or a city run-around, safety is always at the top of every car driver’s list.
This list of just five of the top safety cars for 2019 gives you a small sample of the types of cars which are helping to keep us safer while out and about and the range and type of car is very broad.
You can’t tell how safe a car is going to be by the price, or by the brand name alone, as this list demonstrates. The only real way to be sure is to look at the crash test results for the model you are considering.
Luckily there are plenty out there which have scored highly this year so you won’t be limited in your choice of style or type of car. Safety now comes as standard in the majority of new cars being built so if you are going for a brand new car look out for all the safety tech which comes with it.
If you are buying second-hand then there might not be so many extra features or gadgets but you can still check out the car model’s safety record before committing to buy.
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