13 safest cars in recent European crash tests

One of the main criteria for choosing a car, along with its dynamic performance, is its safety. This parameter is assessed with the help of various techniques and crash tests. Among them: EuroNCAP, ADAC, IIHS and others. During the tests, the cars are checked on five points: resistance to front and side crashes, quality of seats fixation, the work of electronic systems.

Rating of the safest cars according to crash-test results

Mercedes EQS

Mercedes EQS is a new premium electric limousine, designed for those motorists who go with the times, choosing “green” technology, but do not want to give up the highest level of comfort of the Mercedes S-Class.

The electric car has a range of 770 km on a single full charge. The experts Euro NCAP put the car in their rating because of the improved protection of adult passengers, as well as a high score on the parameter of child safety.

VW Arteon

The VW Arteon is a stylish and upscale liftback with many active safety and comfort systems on board. Among them: road sign assistant, adaptive cruise control, lane tracking and more. There is also Emergency Assist technology, which automatically reduces speed and parks the car if the motorist feels unwell.

The VW Arteon is one of the safest cars of all time, with a percentage score of 82-96%, according to representatives of the European Committee for Crash Tests. According to the safety figures for adult passengers and driver the car surpasses all the competitors. During the tests it managed to withstand even the strongest side impact.

By the way, Volkswagen Arteon got the status of the safest car for pedestrians. If a person suddenly appears in front of the car, the car immediately begins to brake, allowing you to avoid a direct impact at speeds up to 45 km / h.

Seat Tarraco

The Seat Tarraco is a well-known Spanish-built SUV, which is considered a close relative of the compact German crossover Volkswagen Tiguan. The car boasts a wide set of airbags, emergency braking and speed monitoring system.

In terms of driver protection the model scores 97% in Euro NCAP tests, while passenger and pedestrian safety is 84% and 79% respectively.

Volvo V90

This is a Swedish premium station wagon, which is characterized by impressive cross-country ability and expanded onboard equipment even in the minimum packages. So, already in the “base”, the car has a complex of obstacle detection on the road, an assistant to keep the car in the lane, emergency braking system and much more.

In terms of emergency braking efficiency, the model has received the highest marks. The same goes for the “heated” version of the Volvo S90.

Ford Explorer

The American midsize crossover Ford Explorer is in the top list of the safest cars according to crash-test results. This car has received a lot of advanced comfort and safety technologies. And, in addition to the standard complexes, you can see here a frontal collision warning assistant, emergency braking system and more, which increases the level of protection of passengers, driver and pedestrians.

Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 exclusive electric hatchback stands out for its incredible dynamism, luxurious interior design, and impressive range. In addition, the car received a high score for safety for adult passengers, as well as 80% in the pedestrian protection test and other vulnerable road users.

This is due to the use of an opening hood, which comes standard, as well as an extensive list of active safety systems with the ability to update the software as new products are released.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The new-generation Hyundai Santa Fe uses a sturdy body structure with rigid hot-formed components. Thus, the safety margin has increased almost 2.5 times compared to its predecessors. The line also boasts a wide range of electronic aids and assistants for the driver, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, frontal collision protection, etc. There are also six airbags along the perimeter of the cabin.

Genesis G80

Genesis G80 is a premium sedan with impressive dynamic performance, luxurious trim and advanced comfort and safety options on board. The car meets all passenger and child protection requirements, as does the GV80 SUV next door in class.

The manufacturer has taken care of effective pedestrian protection, as here is implemented opening hood, which rises to cushion and prevent impact on the powertrain.

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a popular Japanese SUV that offers excellent levels of reliability and safety in the Toyota Safety Sense option package. This is the company’s proprietary design that includes a collision alert option, dynamic cruise control, auto-switching headlights, and driver fatigue level monitoring.

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the novelty boasts a huge list of electronic driver assistance and active safety systems. The Safety Sense complex, which was mentioned in the model above, deserves special attention. This platform includes the following features:

  • collision protection;
  • dynamic cruise control;
  • pedestrian tracking;
  • blind spot monitoring;
  • vehicle lane keeping;
  • Traffic sign analysis and much more.

The Toyota C-HR can compete with the Volvo V90 in terms of safety. The experts of automobile committee Euro NCAP note, that such high marks are caused by availability of collision warning complex, which switches on emergency braking at appearance of potential danger, thereby minimizing risk of damages.

Nissan Qashqai

Another hero of the safest cars’ rating, Nissan Qashqai, first of all, attracts with the highest protection index of adult passengers and children (91%) as well as with efficiency of electronic aids up to 95%. Such results are the merit of Safety Assist complex.

Range Rover Velar

There’s a good reason Range Rover Velar is on the list of the world’s most reliable vehicles. Moreover, the legendary British SUV has been a leader in safety for several years in a row, being a high-tech and practically perfect car by all parameters.

A unique feature of the line is the Grounding Detection system, which allows you to climb over obstacles that the driver missed, and perform body alignment when towing a trailer. There are also six airbags for frontal collision protection, emergency braking system, road sign analysis system and road marking monitoring.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

A small crossover Alfa Romeo Stelvio can compete with top models BMW and Mercedes. We should note that this is the first car in such body design in the range of the manufacturer. Italian engineers “stuffed” it with all possible systems of comfort and safety, including adaptive cruise control, autonomous complex of emergency braking, lane tracking, etc.

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