The Top 5 Safest SUVs On The Market Today
When changing to your next car, safety is key! From airbags to lane assist, it’s important to know what safety features your new car has and how it’s rated.
Before cars hit the market, they are thoroughly tested by the EURO NCAP (a European voluntary car safety performance assessment programme). These are the top 5 safest SUVs, according to the EURO NCAP.
How Are Cars Tested For Safety
All safety information below is from EURO NCAP
Introduced in 2009, the EURO NCAP is an assessment that is based on four key areas. These areas are:
- Adult Occupant Protection - “determined from frontal impact, lateral impact and whiplash test”
- Child Occupant Protection - determined by the “protection offered by the child restraint systems in the frontal and side-impact tests; the vehicle’s ability to accommodate child restraints of various sizes and designs; and the availability of provisions for safe transport of children in the car”
- Pedestrian Protection - “how well they protect those vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists – with whom they might collide.”
- Safety Assist - “tests to the most important driver assist technologies that support safe driving to avoid and mitigate accidents”
Which SUVs Are The Safest?
All cars listed below have ‘standard equipment’
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The BMW X1 is a compact luxury SUV that offers several benefits to its owners. Firstly, it has a stylish and modern exterior design that stands out on the road. It also has a well-crafted interior with high-quality materials and advanced technology features, including a large touchscreen display and a premium sound system. The X1 has sporty handling and a powerful engine, making it a fun and engaging car to drive. It also comes with advanced safety features, including lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking, which provide added protection on the road.
Scoring just under 90% in 3 out of the 4 categories, the 2022 BMW X1 was also rated one of the top 10 safest family cars by the EURO NCAP. The BMW X1s safety features include an active bonnet, AEB vulnerable road users, AEB car-to-car, speed assistance and lane assist system. The X1 also includes the majority of safety features found on the majority of cars including airbags, seat belt reminders and Isofix.
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The Nissan Qashqai is a compact SUV that offers several benefits to its owners. Firstly, it has a spacious and practical interior with ample cargo space, making it ideal for families or those who frequently travel with lots of luggage. It also offers good fuel economy and relatively low emissions, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice. The Qashqai is also easy to drive, with responsive steering and a comfortable ride. Finally, it comes with advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking, which provides added peace of mind on the road.
The 2021 Nissan Qashqai is rated 5 stars out of 5 by EURO NCAP. Scoring over 90% in adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assist, the Nissan Qashqai is a great choice if you are looking for an SUV with great safety features, including speed assist, lane assist and AEB car-to-car.
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If you are looking for an EV SUV by Toyota, check out the bZ4X! The Toyota bZ4X is an all-electric crossover SUV that offers several benefits to its owners. It features a spacious and comfortable interior, with modern design elements and advanced technology features. The bZ4X has a smooth and quiet ride, with quick acceleration and responsive handling. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly and produces zero emissions, making it an ideal choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Toyota bZ4x is a highly-rated electric SUV. Scoring highly in all 4 categories, the bZ4x is equipped with a large range of safety equipment that can also be found on the vehicles on this list.
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The Lexus NX is a luxury crossover SUV that offers numerous benefits to its owners. Firstly, it has a comfortable and quiet cabin with high-quality materials and advanced technology features, including a large touchscreen display and a premium sound system. The NX also offers a smooth and refined ride, with responsive steering and a powerful engine. It has excellent safety ratings and comes with advanced safety features, including a 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control. Finally, the NX is backed by Lexus' reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction.
The Lexus NX is highly rated by EURO NCAP. Scoring just over 90% for the adult occupant and safety assist categories. The NX also scored over 80% in the child occupant and pedestrian protection categories. The safety equipment on the Lexus NX includes AEB vulnerable road users, AEB car-to-car, speed assistance and lane assist system. Safety features such as the AEB pedestrian-reverse are available on the safety pack versions.
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The Tesla Model Y is an electric crossover SUV that offers numerous benefits to its owners. Firstly, the Model Y has an exceptionally long range, which makes it perfect for long-distance trips. Additionally, it has quick acceleration and a quiet and smooth ride. The Model Y also has advanced safety features, including autopilot capabilities and a reinforced structure. Finally, it is environmentally friendly and produces zero emissions, which reduces your carbon footprint and helps to protect the planet.
The 2022 Tesla Model Y with standard equipment was rated 5 stars out of 5, scoring highly in all four of the key areas. The Tesla Model Y is filled, bumper to the bonnet, with safety features including AEB Car-to-Car, speed assistance and lane assist systems as well as the majority of other features found on all cars.
And there you have it, the top 5 safest SUVs, according to EURO NCAP. Looking to swap to one of these SUVs? check out our range of used SUVs. For more information about electric vehicles or any other vehicles, check out our news page or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.