Mercedes-Benz A classThere are many important factors that go into deciding which car to purchase. One of the biggest, and certainly most important, aspects is how safe the vehicle is as some cars are made much safer than others.

A car’s Euro NCAP rating is one of the best ways to determine the safety - this is the organisation that tests the safety of the vehicles for sale in Europe which puts the cars through rigorous testing and assessments in four areas; adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist.

Here are a few of the safest cars to consider:

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes is a brand that has always manufactured safe vehicles and the A-Class is a great example of this. It won the 2018 Euro NCAP “Small Family Car” class in 2018 with a 5-star rating. It features all kinds of impressive safety kit and technology which makes it perfect for any motorist looking for a modern and safe automobile.

Audi A6
The A6 from Audi also earned a 5-star rating with impressive adult and child occupant scores of 93% and 85% respectively which makes it a superb choice for families. It features all kinds of driver assistance systems which can help to reduce the chance of an accident and minimise damage as well as making driving easier for motorists.

SEAT Tarraco
Those looking for a safe SUV should look at the SEAT Tarraco which is a huge seven-seat SUV which scored a 5-star rating along with an incredible 97% in the adult occupant category.

Mazda3
The Mazda3 is a stylish hatchback but also one of the safest automobiles available. It scored an incredible 98% for adult occupant safety which has only ever been matched 3 times in Euro NCAP history. The Mazda3 comes with a range of kit as standard, including automatic emergency braking which can help a motorist to avoid a crash or minimise impact. If you are involved in a collision which was not your fault then you could be entitled to compensation - whiplash claims are highly common but hopefully this technology will stop this from being such a common injury.

Skoda Scala
The Scala from Skoda posted impressive scores from the Euro NCAP testing, including 97% for adult, 87% for child and 75% for safety assist - this all led the Scala to earn a 5-star Euro NCAP rating which is shared across the range of VW Group models.

Safety is a hugely important factor when choosing a new car, especially for families. The above are all excellent automobiles when it comes to safety and they have all scored very highly with Euro NCAP and feature the latest and best safety technology which can stop accidents from occurring, minimise damage and even save lives.

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