Safest cars on sale 2016

Here are the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP over the last 12 months, from MPVs to superminis.

• Supermini: Honda Jazz
• Family hatchback: Infiniti Q30
• Family saloon: Jaguar XE
• Small MPV/people carrier: VW Touran
• Large MPV/people carrier: Ford Galaxy
• Roadster/convertible: Mazda MX-5
• Small SUV: Mercedes GLC
• Large SUV: Volvo XC90

Each year, Euro NCAP publishes a list of those cars that have performed best in their respective categories. Star ratings cannot be compared directly between different categories of vehicles, so a ‘Best in Class’ is published showing which vehicles have performed better than their competitors. 

As the requirements for each star rating become tougher each year, the ‘Best in Class’ comparison is made only within each calendar year so that all vehicles are assessed against the same standards.

To define the Best in Class, a calculation is made of the weighted sum of the scores in each of the four areas of assessment: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist. This sum is used as the basis for comparison of the vehicles...


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