17 of the Safest Cars on the Market

17 of the Safest Cars on the Market

When it comes to driving on the road, having a car that is safe always puts your mind at ease. After all, the infamous line of “safety first” doesn’t stick around generation after generation for no reason. Here is a list of 17 of the Safest Cars on the Market, all of which were awarded a 5/5 ANCAP safety rating.

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    Nissan X-Trail - For all models built from February 2017. The Nissan X-Trail was awarded a frontal offset of 14.68 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. This beauty offers advanced seat belt reminders that boost your safety on the road.

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    Mini Countryman - This applies to all Cooper D variants only. The Mini Countryman was awarded an adult occupant protection of 90%, a child occupant protection of 80%, and a pedestrian protection of 64%.

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    Skoda Kodiaq - For all 4 x 4 variants only. The Skoda Kodiaq was awarded an adult occupant protection of 92%, a child occupant protection of 77%, and a pedestrian protection of 62%.

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    Audi Q5 - For all Q5 and SQ5 variants only. The Audi Q5 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, a child occupant protection of 86%, a safety assist of 58%, and a pedestrian protection of 73%. It further has blind spot monitoring built in.

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    Audi Q2 - This applies to all Q2 variants only. The Audi Q2 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, child occupant protection of 86%, a safety assist of 60%, and a pedestrian protection of 70%.

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    Holden Astra - For all sedan variants only. The Holden Astra was awarded a frontal offset of 13.94 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is acceptable.

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    Subaru XV - For all XV variants only. The Subaru SV was awarded a frontal offset of 14.80 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is good. Additionally, the Subaru XV offers a driver knee airbag on top of the standard dual frontal, side chest-protecting, and side head-protecting airbags.

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    Isuzu MU-X - This applies to all MY17 MU-X variants only. The Isuzu MU-X was awarded a frontal offset of 13.58 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is marginal. Dual seat belt pretensioners and advanced seat belt reminders are fitted in both front seats of the Isuzu MU-X.

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    Honda Civic Hatch - This applies to all hatch variants except the Civic Type R. The Honda Civic hatch was awarded a frontal offset of 14.75 out of 16 and a side impact of 14.93 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is also good.

  • 1

    Nissan X-Trail - For all models built from February 2017. The Nissan X-Trail was awarded a frontal offset of 14.68 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. This beauty offers advanced seat belt reminders that boost your safety on the road.

  • 2

    Mini Countryman - This applies to all Cooper D variants only. The Mini Countryman was awarded an adult occupant protection of 90%, a child occupant protection of 80%, and a pedestrian protection of 64%.

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    Skoda Kodiaq - For all 4 x 4 variants only. The Skoda Kodiaq was awarded an adult occupant protection of 92%, a child occupant protection of 77%, and a pedestrian protection of 62%.

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    Audi Q5 - For all Q5 and SQ5 variants only. The Audi Q5 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, a child occupant protection of 86%, a safety assist of 58%, and a pedestrian protection of 73%. It further has blind spot monitoring built in.

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    Audi Q2 - This applies to all Q2 variants only. The Audi Q2 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, child occupant protection of 86%, a safety assist of 60%, and a pedestrian protection of 70%.

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    Holden Astra - For all sedan variants only. The Holden Astra was awarded a frontal offset of 13.94 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is acceptable.

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    Subaru XV - For all XV variants only. The Subaru SV was awarded a frontal offset of 14.80 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is good. Additionally, the Subaru XV offers a driver knee airbag on top of the standard dual frontal, side chest-protecting, and side head-protecting airbags.

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    Isuzu MU-X - This applies to all MY17 MU-X variants only. The Isuzu MU-X was awarded a frontal offset of 13.58 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is marginal. Dual seat belt pretensioners and advanced seat belt reminders are fitted in both front seats of the Isuzu MU-X.

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    Honda Civic Hatch - This applies to all hatch variants except the Civic Type R. The Honda Civic hatch was awarded a frontal offset of 14.75 out of 16 and a side impact of 14.93 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good, and the pedestrian protection is also good.

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    Honda Civic Sedan - For all sedan variants. The Honda Civic sedan was awarded a frontal offset of 14.75 out of 16 and a side impact of 14.93 out of 16. The whiplash protection and pedestrian protection has been assessed as good.

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    Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity - This vehicle was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, a child occupant protection of 87%, a safety assist of 85%, and a pedestrian protection of 67%.

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    BMW 5 Series - For all 520d variants only. The BMW 5 Series was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 85%, a safety assist of 59%, and a pedestrian protection of 81%. It also has an intelligent speed assistance (ISA) to help drivers stay within their limit.

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    Toyota Kluger / Highlander - For all November 2016 onward variants only. The Toyota Kluger/Highlander was awarded a frontal offset of 14.97 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good while the pedestrian protection is marginal. There are no seat belt reminders for the third row seats however passengers are protected by a head-protecting side airbag.

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    Hyundai i30 - For all Australian i30 variants only. The Hyundai i30 was awarded a frontal offset of 14.01 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good while the pedestrian protection is acceptable.

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    Hyundai Ioniq - For all New Zealand variants. The Hyundai Ioniq was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 80%, a safety assist of 82%, and a pedestrian protection of 70%.

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    Audi A5 - This applies to all A5 Coupe and Sportback variants (the A5 Cabriolet variants are not rated). The Audi A5 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 89%, a child occupant protection of 87%, a safety assist of 75%, and a pedestrian protection of 75%.

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    Volvo S90 - This applies to all variants. The Volvo S90 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 80%, a safety assist of 93%, and a pedestrian protection of 76%. It also has an in-built intelligent speed assistance (ISA) to assist drivers in staying within the speed limit.  

       

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    Honda Civic Sedan - For all sedan variants. The Honda Civic sedan was awarded a frontal offset of 14.75 out of 16 and a side impact of 14.93 out of 16. The whiplash protection and pedestrian protection has been assessed as good.

  • 11

    Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity - This vehicle was awarded an adult occupant protection of 93%, a child occupant protection of 87%, a safety assist of 85%, and a pedestrian protection of 67%.

  • 12

    BMW 5 Series - For all 520d variants only. The BMW 5 Series was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 85%, a safety assist of 59%, and a pedestrian protection of 81%. It also has an intelligent speed assistance (ISA) to help drivers stay within their limit.

  • 13

    Toyota Kluger / Highlander - For all November 2016 onward variants only. The Toyota Kluger/Highlander was awarded a frontal offset of 14.97 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good while the pedestrian protection is marginal. There are no seat belt reminders for the third row seats however passengers are protected by a head-protecting side airbag.

  • 14

    Hyundai i30 - For all Australian i30 variants only. The Hyundai i30 was awarded a frontal offset of 14.01 out of 16 and a side impact of 16.00 out of 16. The whiplash protection was assessed as good while the pedestrian protection is acceptable.

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    Hyundai Ioniq - For all New Zealand variants. The Hyundai Ioniq was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 80%, a safety assist of 82%, and a pedestrian protection of 70%.

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    Audi A5 - This applies to all A5 Coupe and Sportback variants (the A5 Cabriolet variants are not rated). The Audi A5 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 89%, a child occupant protection of 87%, a safety assist of 75%, and a pedestrian protection of 75%.

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    Volvo S90 - This applies to all variants. The Volvo S90 was awarded an adult occupant protection of 91%, a child occupant protection of 80%, a safety assist of 93%, and a pedestrian protection of 76%. It also has an in-built intelligent speed assistance (ISA) to assist drivers in staying within the speed limit.  

       

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