What are the safest cars on sale today?

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

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What Car? team
21 January 2019

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2017's five-star Euro NCAP cars

This year marked the 20th anniversary of EuroNCAP, with the group attributing the saving of more than 78,000 lives to its tough crash safety tests. Between 1997 and 2017 it crash-tested 1800 cars and produced more than 630 safety ratings. 

Audi Q5

Adult protection: 93%; child protection: 86%; pedestrian protection: 73%; safety systems: 58%

Audi Q5

BMW 5 Series

Adult protection: 91%; child protection: 85%; pedestrian protection: 81%; safety systems: 59%

BMW 5 Series

 


BMW 6 Series GT

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

BMW X3/X4

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

BMW X3

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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DS 7 Crossback

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

DS 7 Crossback

Ford Fiesta

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Ford Fiesta

Honda Civic (retest)

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Honda Civic

Hyundai i30

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Hyundai Kona

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Hyundai Kona

Jaguar E-Pace 

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Jaguar E-Pace 2019 side detail

Jaguar F-Pace

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Jeep Compass

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Kia Rio

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Kia Stinger

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Kia Stinger

Kia Stonic

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Kia Stonic

Land Rover Discovery

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Land Rover Discovery 2019 front cornering shot

Mazda CX-5

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Used Mazda CX-5 17-present

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Mercedes X-Class

Mini Countryman

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Used Mini Countryman Hatchback 17-present

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross front

Nissan Micra

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Nissan Micra

Porsche Cayenne

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Porsche Cayenne 2018 front cornering shot

Range Rover Velar

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Renault Koleos

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Renault Koleos

Seat Arona

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Seat Ibiza

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Skoda Karoq

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Skoda Karoq

Skoda Kodiaq

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

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Subaru Impreza

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Subaru Impreza

Subaru XV

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Subaru XV

Toyota C-HR

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Used Toyota C-HR 2016-present

Toyota Yaris

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Toyota Yaris 2018 front tracking

Vauxhall Crossland X

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Vauxhall Crossland X

Vauxhall Grandland X

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Used Vauxhall Grandland X 2018-present

Vauxhall Insignia

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Volkswagen Polo

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen T-Roc

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Volkswagen T-Roc 2018 front right cornering shot

Volvo S90

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Volvo S90

Volvo V90

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Volvo V90

Volvo XC60

Adult protection: 95%; child protection: 80%; pedestrian protection: 76%; safety systems: 93%

Volvo XC60 2019 RHD side panning