When a new car is released, it is tested by the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Each car is tested on its performance in adult protection, child protection, vulnerable pedestrian protection, and its inbuilt safety assist accessories, each given in a percentage. Every model is also given a rating out of five stars for its overall safety performance.
So, what are the safest cars on the market in 2022? Let us take a look at 6 tried-and-tested motors.
Volkswagen Taigo – Total Euro NCAP Score: 319/400
In no particular order, the first car to make the list is the Volkswagen Taigo. This motor scored 94% for adult safety, 84% for child safety, 71% for pedestrian safety, and 70% for safety assist. This led to an overall rating of five stars.
The Volkswagen Taigo is a new SUV, smaller than many other SUVs without compromising on its roominess. It is both attractive inside and out, boasting fantastic quality of manufacture. Even more importantly, it drives comfortably and reliably.
Lexus NX – Total Euro NCAP Score: 344/400
The Lexus NX is the long awaited, first plug-in hybrid from the car giant. It has taken the hybrid market by storm due to its fantastic range when using electric only, and impressively low CO2 emissions.
Not only this, but it is incredibly safe too, scoring 91% for adult protection, 87% for child protection, 73% for pedestrian protection, and 81% for safety assist.
Thus, the Lexus NX is not only safe for the occupants, but safe for the environment, and so is well worth the investment. Even if the Lexus NX is out of your typical budget, you can enter car competitions such as Dream Car Giveaways to be in with a chance of winning your ideal motor.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe – Total Euro NCAP Score: 294/400
The BMW 2 Series Coupe might not have the highest score on this list, but that is primarily due to being let down by its onboard safety assist technology. When you take this out of the equation, the car still scored 82% for adult safety, 81% for child safety, and 67% for pedestrian safety.
Subaru Outback – Total Euro NCAP Score: 356/400
The Subaru Outback is without a doubt the safest car mentioned here, on paper. It boasts 88% adult protection, 89% child protection, 84% pedestrian protection, and scored 95% for safety assist.
Nissan Qashqai – Total Euro NCAP Score: 347/400
With a score of 91% for adult protection, 91% for child protection, 70% for pedestrian protection, and 95% for safety assist, the Nissan Qashqai is up there as one of the safest cars on the market at the moment.
Mercedes EQS – Total Euro NCAP Score: 343/400
The Mercedes EQS, as you might have guessed from its name, is a fully electric car. It is very efficient and environmentally friendly, running for an average of up to 478 miles between charges.
Euro NCAP scored the Mercedes EQS 80% for safety assist, 76% for pedestrian protection, and 91% for child protection. Most notably, it was awarded 96% for adult occupant protection, which was the highest score of all cars tested in the same year.
And there you have it – 6 of the safest cars on the market in 2022.