The 29 Safest Family Cars in the World


If you’re lucky enough to have a young family, then you’ll no doubt have considerations such as vehicle safety the next time you’re shopping around for a car to get you and your family out and about.

Thankfully, there is a clear and authoritative system for determining just how safe each model of car really is; the Euro NCAP safety rating system.

According to the Euro NCAP website:



The safety rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

(Source: https://www.euroncap.com/en/about-euro-ncap/how-to-read-the-stars/)



The system works on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest.






The star rating goes beyond the legal requirements and a car that just meets the minimum legal demands would not be eligible for any stars.

The five-star safety rating system continuously evolves as older technology matures and new innovations become available. This means that tests are updated regularly, new tests are added to the system and star levels adjusted. For this reason, the year of testing is vital for a correct interpretation of the car result.

The latest star rating is always the most relevant, and comparing results over different years is only valid if the updates to the rating scheme were small.

Thankfully for the purposes of this article, the safety rating system was unchanged from 2018 to 2019.







We will now lay out all 29 of the current 5 star safety rated family cars from the 2018 and 2019 testing cycles, so you can see which are the safest family cars currently available on the market; perfect if you’re looking for a new car to get you and your family from point A to point B as safely as possible!



The 29 Five-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rated Family Cars From 2018 and 2019 (as of June 2019) Are:



1) SEAT Tarraco

On The Road Price: From £28,335

More Info: https://www.seat.co.uk/new-cars/tarraco/overview.html



2) Range Rover Evoque

On The Road Price: From £31,295

More Info: https://www.landrover.co.uk/vehicles/new-range-rover-evoque/index.html



3) Honda CR-V

On The Road Price: From £26,310

More Info: https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/new/cr-v/overview.html

Note: As an additional bonus, the Honda CR-V has also received a prestigious 5-star safety rating from the United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration



4) Mercedes-Benz G-Class

On The Road Price: From £94,065

More Info: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/cars/mercedes-benz/g-class



5) Citroën C5 Aircross

On The Road Price: From £22,780

More Info: https://info.citroen.co.uk/new-cars/car-range/citroen-new-c5-aircross-suv/offers/personal-contract-purchase#sticky/cash



6) Mercedes-Benz A-Class

On The Road Price: From £23,080

More Info: https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/models/a-class/hatchback/buy-and-own/a-class-approved-used-offer.module.html



7) Lexus ES

On The Road Price: From £35,155

More Info: https://www.lexus.co.uk/car-models/es/#key-features



8) Audi Q3

On The Road Price: From £30,805

More Info: https://www.audi.co.uk/models/q3/q3.html



9) Volvo XC40

On The Road Price: From £27,701

More Info: https://www.whatcar.com/volvo/xc40/estate/review/n119



10) Audi A6

On The Road Price: From £39,175

More Info: https://www.audi.co.uk/models/a6/a6-saloon.html



11) Volvo S60

On The Road Price: From £37,935

More Info: https://www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-models/s60



12) Volvo V60

On The Road Price: From £34,315

More Info: https://www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-models/v60



13) Peugeot 508

On The Road Price: From £25,245

More Info: https://www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/new-508/



14) Mazda 6

On The Road Price: From £23,070

More Info: https://www.whatcar.com/mazda/6/saloon/review/n17216



15) Hyundai NEXO

On The Road Price: From £65,995

More Info: https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/nexo



16) Hyundai Santa Fe

On The Road Price: From £31,956

More Info: https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/santa-fe



17) VW Touareg

On The Road Price: From £49,135

More Info: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/new-touareg



18) Jaguar I-PACE

On The Road Price: From £64,495

More Info: https://www.jaguar.co.uk/jaguar-range/i-pace/index.html



19) BMW X5

On The Road Price: From £57,520

More Info: https://www.bmw.co.uk/bmw-cars/x-models/2018-x5



20) Nissan LEAF

On The Road Price: From £27,995

More Info: https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf.html



21) Ford Focus

On The Road Price: From £18,305

More Info: https://www.ford.co.uk/cars/focus



22) Mazda 3

On The Road Price: From £20,595

More Info: https://www.mazda.co.uk/cars/all-new-mazda3-hatchback/



23) Renault Clio

On The Road Price: From £13,615

More Info: https://www.renault.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/new-clio/models-and-prices.html



24) Toyota RAV4

On The Road Price: From £29,640

More Info: https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/rav4/



25) Volkswagen T-Cross

On The Road Price: From £16,995

More Info: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/t-cross



26) Audi e-tron

On The Road Price: From £71,520

More Info: https://www.audi.co.uk/electric-car/e-tron.html



27) Lexus UX

On The Road Price: From £29,905

More Info: https://www.lexus.co.uk/car-models/ux/#keyfeatures



28) Toyota Corolla

On The Road Price: From £21,305

More Info: https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/corolla-hatchback/



29) Mercedes-Benz A-Class

On The Road Price: From £28,125

More Info: https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/buy/latest-offers/application.module.html#!/model/a-class-saloon/personal/A



So, that completes our article listing the 29 safest family cars on the market right now.

It’s worth being aware though, that more Euro NCAP tests are taking place all the time, meaning that every now and again, a new family car will achieve this prestigious 5-star safety rating.

This means that if none of the vehicles outlined in this post tickle your fancy, then there’s no need to worry, as more family cars with the highest safety ratings possible are being manufactured on a regular basis, so soon enough you may well find what you’re looking for.

You can keep up to date with all the latest family cars to be awarded a 5-star safety rating, on the official Euro NCAP website.

Thanks for reading!

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