Promoted: 2018 What Car? Safety Award winner

We unveil the two highly commended cars and the overall winner of our definitive safety accolade, sponsored by Thatcham Research

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The Volvo XC60 has been named the winner of the 2018 What Car? Safety Award, sponsored by Thatcham Research.

Crash test performance and advanced safety feature are a key selling point on cars today – not only saving lives, but also helping consumers to save money by cutting insurance and repair costs.

That’s why we went through an exhaustive process to pick the 10 cars which made up our shortlist, before deciding on our eventual winner.

Highly commended were the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Subaru XV, but our overall winner was the Volvo XC60 – thanks to one of the highest Euro NCAP scores we’ve ever seen and class-leading safety technology, including the first Run Off Road protection system.

Find out more about what made these three cars our definitive safety picks in the video below.