The safest new SUVs in the UK

Many people buy an SUV with safety at the forefront of their mind, but which of these high-riding cars actually performed best in Euro NCAP crash tests?

Words BySteve Huntingford

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1. Toyota C-HR

The hybrid version of this funky small SUV makes a lot of sense as a company car, but we prefer the regular 1.2-litre petrol model because it's much better at soaking up bumps and feels remarkably agile for a car of its type. In terms of safety, the C-HR has a hugely impressive 95% adult occupant protection rating and the highest overall score of any car tested under the latest Euro NCAP rules.

Adult occupant protection: 95%

Child occupant protection: 77%

Pedestrian protection: 76%

Safety assist: 78%

Total Euro NCAP score: 326

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Toyota C-HR

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Decent to drive, generously equipped and the hybrid version makes a lot of sense as a company car. It's just a shame the Toyota C-HR isn’t cheaper to buy and bigger in the back.