Advice and Tips

Which cars scored five star safety ratings this year?

Advice and Tips // 15 December 2015

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There are many things to take into consideration when purchasing a new car, besides thinking about the gadgets, age and cost – safety is normally top of the list.

The safest cars on the market were recently revealed by Euro NCAP, who offers safety ratings, and score cars out of 100 for adult occupation protection; child occupant protection; pedestrian protection and safety assist systems.

We look at five of the cars that performed best in the last twelve months, and all achieved the top five star safety rating.

Toyota Avensis
Large Family Car
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 78%
Safety Assist 81%


Small Off-Road

Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 74%
Safety Assist 77%


Mercedes-Benz GLC
Small Off-Road
Adult Occupant 95%
Child Occupant 89%
Pedestrian 82%
Safety Assist 71%


Volvo xc90
Large Off-Road

Adult Occupant 97%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 72%
Safety Assist 100%


Vauxhall Astra
Small Family Car

Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 84%
Pedestrian 83%
Safety Assist 75%



If you’d like to find out more about the cars that scored well in the safety testing you can view all of those tested here: