What are the safest cars on sale today?

We take a look at the cars which have earned five stars on Euro NCAP's safety tests since 2013 – if you're buying a new car, you need to see this first...

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Claire Evans
05 December 2017

2015

2015 heralded the introduction of a full-width crash test, alongside tougher side impact tests and a new crash test dummy type. Euro NCAP explicitly states that 2015's tests were changed so profoundly from previous years that the results of cars which were tested pre-2015 should not be directly compared with those tested after the changes were made.

Audi A4

Adult protection: 89%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 75%; safety systems: 75%

Audi A4 Saloon

Audi Q7

Adult protection: 94%; child protection: 88%; pedestrian protection: 70%; safety systems: 76%

Used Audi Q7 15 - present

BMW X1

Adult protection: 90%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 74%; safety systems: 77%

Deal of the Day: BMW X1

Ford Galaxy

Adult protection: 87%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 79%; safety systems: 71%

Ford Galaxy

Ford S-Max

Adult protection: 87%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 79%; safety systems: 71%

Used Ford S-Max (15-present)

Honda HR-V

Adult protection: 86%; child protection: 79%; pedestrian protection: 72%; safety systems: 71%

Honda HR-V

Honda Jazz

Adult protection: 93%; child protection: 85%; pedestrian protection: 73%; safety systems: 71%

Used Honda Jazz 15-present

Hyundai Tucson

Adult protection: 86%; child protection: 85%; pedestrian protection: 71%; safety systems: 71%

Hyundai Tucson

Infiniti Q30

Adult protection: 84%; child protection: 86%; pedestrian protection: 91%; safety systems: 81%

Infiniti Q30

Jaguar XE

Adult protection: 92%; child protection: 82%; pedestrian protection: 91%; safety systems: 82%

Used Jaguar XE 2015 - present

Jaguar XF

Adult protection: 92%; child protection: 84%; pedestrian protection: 80%; safety systems: 83%

Used Jaguar XF Saloon (15-present)

Kia Optima

Adult protection: 89%; child protection: 86%; pedestrian protection: 67%; safety systems: 71%

Kia Optima

Kia Sportage

Adult protection: 90%; child protection: 83%; pedestrian protection: 66%; safety systems: 71%

Used Kia Sportage 16-present

Lexus RX

Adult protection: 91%; child protection: 82%; pedestrian protection: 79%; safety systems: 77%

Lexus RX

Mercedes GLC

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 89%; pedestrian protection: 82%; safety systems: 71%

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Renault Kadjar

Adult protection: 89%; child protection: 81%; pedestrian protection: 74%; safety systems: 71%

Renault Kadjar

Reanult Megane

Adult protection: 88%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 71%; safety systems: 71%

Renault Megane

Skoda Superb

Adult protection: 86%; child protection: 86%; pedestrian protection: 71%; safety systems: 76%

Skoda Superb

Suzuki Vitara

Adult protection: 89%; child protection: 85%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 75%

Used Suzuki Vitara 15-present

Toyota Avensis

Adult protection: 93%; child protection: 85%; pedestrian protection: 78%; safety systems: 81%

Toyota Avensis

Vauxhall Astra

Adult protection: 86%; child protection: 84%; pedestrian protection: 83%; safety systems: 75%

Used Vauxhall Astra 2015 - present

Volkswagen Touran

Adult protection: 88%; child protection: 89%; pedestrian protection: 71%; safety systems: 76%

New Renault Grand Scenic vs Citroen Grand C4 Picasso vs Volkswagen Touran

Volvo XC90

Adult protection: 97%; child protection: 87%; pedestrian protection: 72%; safety systems: 100%

Used Volvo XC90 15-present