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Gallery: these are the safest cars you can currently buy

Euro NCAP has listed the safest cars it tested in 2019

  • Cars are getting safer. Of the 55 cars Euro NCAP crashed last year, 41 were judged safe enough to earn the top five-star rating, meaning that a), Euro NCAP needs to rationalise its scoring system and b), if you’re in the market for a brand-new car, when it comes to safety you can’t really go far wrong.

    But if only the safest of the safe will do, keep on reading. Because every year NCAP calculates the very safest cars it’s tested over the last 12 months, using the scores from all four areas of assessment: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist. These are those cars.

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  • Small Family Car

    The Mercedes CLA comes out on top, with the Mazda3 finishing a close second. 

    Click here to read our Mercedes CLA review, and here to read our Mazda3 review.

  • Supermini

    It's a tie between the new Renault Clio and the Audi A1. Then comes the new Ford Puma (which we'd argue isn't a supermini at all).

    Click here to read our review of the Renault Clio, and here for our review of the Audi A1.

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  • Small Off-Road/MPV

    The Subaru Forester wins this class, ahead of the Mazda CX-30 and VW T-Cross. 

    Click here to read our review of the Subaru Forester, here to read our review of the Mazda CX-30, and here for our review of the VW T-Cross

  • Large Off-Road

    It's a win for the Tesla Model X, which beats the Seat Tarraco into second.

    Click here to read our review of the Tesla Model X, and here to read our review of the Seat Tarraco. 

  • Hybrid/Electric

    The Tesla Model 3 beats its big brother, the Model X, into second place. 

    Click here to read our review of the Tesla Model 3.

  • Large Family Car

    It's a dead heat - the BMW 3 Series and Tesla Model 3 are the safest 'Large Family Cars', ahead of the Skoda Octavia. 

    Click here to read our review of the BMW 3-Series, and here to read our review of the Skoda Octavia.

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