The safest SUVs

SUVs can make great family cars, but which of these stylish, high-riding vehicles is safest – and which is best avoided?...

New Lexus RX L & Volkswagen Touareg vs Audi Q7
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Steve Huntingford
29 Apr 2019 07:20

=7. Volkswagen Touareg

  • Adult occupant protection 89%
  • Child occupant protection 86%
  • Pedestrian protection 72%
  • Safety Assist 81%
  • Total score 328/400

You might want to consider the Touareg for its comfort and space, as well as its safety. Just bear in mind that interior quality is disappointing compared with the closely related Audi Q7 and BMW's latest X5.

Volvo XC40 long-term test review
  • Adult occupant protection 97%
  • Child occupant protection 87%
  • Pedestrian protection 71%
  • Safety Assist 76%
  • Total score 331/400

Volvo is synonymous with safety, and the XC40 shows that reputation is justified. But this isn't its only strength; indeed, the XC40 is such a good all-rounder we named it our 2018 Car of the Year.

Read our full Volvo XC40 review, or see how much we can save you on an XC40

5. Seat Tarraco

Seat Tarraco 2019 front cornering shot
  • Adult occupant protection 97%
  • Child occupant protection 84%
  • Pedestrian protection 79%
  • Safety Assist 79%
  • Total score 339/400