Safety is a massive factor when it comes to buying a car. Nobody wants to feel like they’re riding around in a death-trap. Therefore, we have compiled a rundown of the top five safest cars that you, the consumer, can buy in 2016. Check it out!
Top 5 Safest Cars
1. Volvo XC90
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Highly-praised by a number of review sites, the Volvo XC90 lives up to its manufacturer’s reputation. Volvo are known for their engineering of incredibly safe vehicles. The Swedish car giant is well-known for its commitment to safety and so this should come as no surprise that we have listed it as our No. 1 safest car that you can buy in 2016!
In September 2015, the car achieved a five-star safety rating from Europe’s NCAP surveyors. That is seriously impressive! It was, in fact, the safest car that has ever been rated by Euro NCAP. Not only is this vehicle incredibly safe, but it’s also very luxurious, practical and spacious on the inside. What more could you ask for from a new car?
2. Land Rover Discovery Sport
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Really, the sport version is safer? Yes, it is. Land Rover’s sporty Discovery picked up another score of 5 stars from Euro NCAP and is an incredible vehicle. This agile and composed seven-seater is great value for money and super safe! This car is so safe that it even includes airbags for pedestrians – how considerate! By far the best feature of this car, though, is its Autonomous Emergency Braking System.
In theory, this feature will completely eradicate on-road crashes. This is achieved by automatically braking harshly should the driver not see what is ahead of them. There is also a lane departure warning system to keep you on the right side of the road. Plus, impressively, seat belt reminders to ensure that all of your passengers are always buckled up!
3. Nissan Qashqai
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This is another practical and spacious vehicle. Plus, Nissan’s are becoming far more affordable, too. Why not pick up a Qashqai and rest assured that you’ll be super safe inside its five-star Euro NCAP-rated exterior? Safety is just one of the reasons that this car is such a great all-rounder! In any crash situation, this car will have things covered. This is thanks to some brilliant in-car technological features.
The car stabilizes itself when going round corners at speed, too! This is terrific if you have to drive along a lot of windy roads when in a rush every day! You can even opt in and have driver drowsiness detection built into your new Nissan. How awesome is that? Those reminders on the motorway won’t be needed anymore, as now your car can tell you when it’s time to pull over and rest up!
4. Volkswagen Passat Saloon
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This large family car gets a massive thumbs up and five stars once again from Euro NCAP. The impressive German manufacturers have nailed this car. Its stylish design and incredible safety features are great. The impressive headrests do an excellent job of minimising the damages caused by whiplash. This isn’t in detriment to the very stylish and upmarket interior design either, which impressed us.
You’re definitely getting a significant amount of peace of mind by picking up this Volkswagen. The company are well-known for their incredibly reliable and safe vehicles. Should you have a trailer hooked up to this one, then the car features a trailer reverse assistance mode to help guide you into that tight spot. This is incredibly handy. There are also the standard features that we’ve come to expect from Volkswagen. Such as, multiple airbags and an anti-lock braking system.
5. Honda Jazz
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Finally, is the Honda Jazz. Now, this little supermini is super sensible. Once again, like all of the cars featured on this list, is a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, which is incredibly impressive for a car of this size. The sensibility extends into the model options. This car only comes with a 1.3-litre engine. While that may put off petrol-heads it makes perfect sense for parents buying their naive youngsters a first car. Are you a severely worried parent who has consulted this post for that exact reason? If so, then why not sure up the Honda Jazz with some tyres with a little bit of extra grip.
AA tyres are reliable and affordable and are bound to take the safety levels of this Honda Jazz to the next level! This car is incredibly easy to drive. Plus, with features such as Honda’s City Brake on board, your youngster won’t be rear ending anybody anytime soon. This car is definitely worth of a spot in our top 5 and will give you that peace of mind that you deserve, whether it’s you driving, or a loved one.
As the time is passing by, new technologies are emerging in Automotive industry. Primarily focusing on safety, fuel economy and making cars a better companion in our daily life.
Hopefully, you enjoyed our rundown of the top 5 safest cars that you can buy in 2016! Safe driving.
This original article was published in April 2016