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.
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.
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