Whether you’ve got a family or you simply want to make sure you keep yourself as safe as possible, you’re going to want to make sure you know the safest cars rights now. It’s important to stay as safe as possible while on the road, and investing your money into a safe and secure car is one of the best ways to do this. Here are 5 of the safest cars out there right now to begin your search:
Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon
This car had the highest adult occupant protection score of any car tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 or 2016, with a 98% result overall. The side-impact protection was found to be extremely impressive, and it was also praised for it’s whiplash-minimising seats and how rigid the passenger compartment was. It performed well in the child occupant category, where it scored 81%, so it’s a good family car. It got a 69% pedestrian protection score, which is the only thing that seems to let the car down. The car’s standard autonomous emergency braking is impressive, and the vehicle is overall stylish, enjoyable to drive. This could seriously rival the BMW 3 series!
This car got the top safety pick last year, but moved up this year to safety pick plus. It has automatic braking for collision avoidance, like many other cars on the list, and achieved a superior rating in IIHS tests. The car’s power and swift acceleration is loved by owners, and they report a smooth ride and handling to boot. It’s unlikely you’ll need a personal injury lawyer at any point while in ownership of this car. A rear view camera comes as standard to avoid any nasty surprises.
Volkswagen Tiguan SUV
This car got a 96% adult occupant score and an 84% child occupant score. The car is extremely family friendly – Euro NCAP testers were impressed with the way the car performed in frontal and side impacts, and it’s incredibly simple to fit child seats. It has great protection for children seated in the back, as well as automatic emergency braking. You can choose from an efficient petrol and diesel engine.
This cat has maintained it’s top rating from last year, with headlights measuring up to crash test results. It has an advantage over other electric cars as the gasoline engine works to recharge the battery on the move. It’s a great car for families looking to be more eco friendly.
Skoda Kodiak SUV
This car scored 92% for adult occupant protection this year, which was very impressive as wasn’t fitted with a safety kit during tests. The child occupant and pedestrian performance were also good, at 77% and 71%. Kodiak is also fitted with Skoda’s ‘Care Connect’ feature, which automatically contacts the emergency services if a collision occurs and the airbags are deployed. This car is perfect for families looking for safe transport that’s also got plenty of room.
Which of these cars will you invest in for your family’s safety?