The safest cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 (updated)


2019 has been a stellar year for new car safety. Of the models that have been tested so far, only one hasn't been awarded the full five stars.
These are the 10 safest cars you can buy right now

These are the 10 safest cars you can buy right now


The UK car safety body Thatcham Research has revealed the 10 new cars on sale today that had the highest overall crash test scores in 2018.

Fiat Panda scores zero stars in crash test


The Fiat Panda Panda has been awarded one of the worst scores in Euro NCAP crash test history, with a zero-star safety rating.
Motorists warned of over-reliance on automated driver assist technologies

Motorists warned of reliance on driver assists


Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP have highlighted the risks of relying on driver aids, after tests showed the assists vary wildly from car to car.

The Volvo XC90 is the safest car on the road


For as long as most drivers can remember, when it comes to choosing a safe car, Volvos come highly recommended by family and friends - and many h
Fiat Punto Euro NCAP zero star crash test safety issues

Fiat Punto: Euro NCAP’s first ever zero star car


European vehicle safety organisation Euro NCAP has issued its first ever rating of zero stars in its latest round of crash tests.
Euro NCAP crash test demonstrates the deadly safety of old cars

Euro NCAP demonstrates deadly weakness of old cars


A crash test comparing a modern Honda and a 20-year-old Rover reveals the deadly flaws of cars of yesteryear

Ford Mustang receives just two stars in crash test


Euro NCAP, the European body that assesses how safe new cars are, awarded the latest Mustang just two stars from a maximum of five
How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash test scores

How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash...


Before 1997, drivers were kept in the dark when it came to knowing how safe a car would be in the event of an accident. The only available guide was...
Experts name the safest used family cars for under £15,000

Experts name the safest used family cars under £15,000


Buying a used family car can be a daunting process at the best of times. From spotting the slippery salesman pushing the old bangers he wants to see...
Euro NCAP launches

Euro NCAP launches "dual rating" crash test to show...


A new system of rating cars for safety has been introduced by independent crash testing organisation Euro NCAP in order to highlight the benefits...
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Number of airbags in cars set to triple


Have we reached peak airbag? Nearly.
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Best in class: safest cars of 2015 revealed by Euro...


Volvo has lived up to its reputation for safety after its relaunched XC90 SUV emerged as the car with the best overall performance in Euro NCAP's...