16 safest cars

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

When choosing a car, the key factors are: power engine, gearbox type, luggage capacity, drive, ground clearance. But an important parameter is safety. It is expressed in the overall stability of the body to various strokes that are tested by independent agencies, and Saturation with systems that reduce the likelihood of damage. Our TOP-16 has collected the safest cars of all categories, which help you choose the right machine in which your life and health will be better protected than others.

The safest car rating

Nomination a place name min price including max. discounts
The safest crossovers 1 Volvo XC 90 3 399 999 rub.
2 Audi Q5 3 080 000 rub.
3 Mitsubishi outlander 948 000 rub.
4 Hyundai Santa Fe 1 674 000 rub.
The safest compact cars 1 Kia rio 645 700 rub.
2 Renault Sandero 377 000 rub.
3 Volkswagen Polo 482 348 rub.
The safest cars in the middle class 1 Audi A4 1 999 000 rub.
2 Toyota Camry 1,573,000 rub.
3 Ford focus
4 Hyundai Elantra 905 000 rub.
5 Subaru XV Crosstrek 1 764 000 rub.
The safest business cars 1 Audi A6 2 931 000 rub.
2 Hyundai Genesis G 80 2 330 000 rub.
3 Mercedes-Benz E 2 821 728 rub.
4 BMW 5 Series 2 014 000 rub.

The safest crossovers

Since crossovers are very popular in Russia, the review starts with them. For the role of the safest, we selected four models that have the best crash test results and positive user reviews.

Volvo XC 90

Rating: 4.9

Volvo XC 90

Volvo XC90 in production since 2002 and is now available with an engine 2.0 l, whose power can be from 249 to 325 hp Total There are four options for a power plant with a turbine. By level saturation of security systems cars equipped with 94% of of what car manufacturers can offer in general. In addition to front airbags for the front row in the car has swell blocks for the driver’s knees, side curtains for head and chest safety, AIRBAG for the pelvis.

In terms of safety, Euro NCAP assigned a car 5 stars. Large SUV with a powerful engine, in a collision with obstacle at a speed of 60 km / h, demonstrates survival driver and front passenger – 97%. This is one of the most record indicators. The likelihood that a passenger / child will survive on front seat is 87%. Soft material bumpers and grille contributes to a better chance of survival downed pedestrian – 72%.

Advantages

  • record clearance of 238 mm;
  • spacious luggage compartment 721 l;
  • four-wheel drive in all versions;
  • fuel consumption of 5.7 liters in the most powerful version.

disadvantages

  • value from 4.7 million rubles .;
  • expensive spare parts;
  • there is no front airbag for knees sitting on right;
  • it is difficult to find a parking space for a body 5 m long and 2 wide m

Audi Q5

Rating: 4.8

Audi Q5

Second place in our review is the German crossover Audi Q5, also rated 5 stars by Euro NCAP. According to the results test SUV is able to provide 93% probability of survival to the driver. For a child or passenger, this figure is slightly reduced. and is 86%. As you can see, the car only loses a little the leader of the TOP. But the German concern VAG managed to protect pedestrians get ahead of the Swedish competitor, providing 73% survival rate 1.8 t.

That is why the car is recognized by us as the best in safety. To do this, it has an active hood. Motor cover compartment responds to the operation of the front shock sensors (sensitive to pressure) and jumps 65 mm in 40 milliseconds. This will prevent a person from encountering solid engine parts – the hood play the role of a shock absorber. Such equipment will help to save life. to a pedestrian and save him from a serious criminal case instituted in case of death.

Advantages

  • seat belt warning devices;
  • AIR BAG front can be disabled;
  • There are airbags for the head, chest and pelvis;
  • built-in speed control system.

disadvantages

  • completely missing airbags for the knees;
  • the ability to secure a safe child seat with Isofix is ​​just behind.

Mitsubishi outlander

Rating: 4.7

Mitsubishi Outlander

The third safest crossover we considered Outlander from Mitsubishi, who received a rating of 5 stars according to the results of crash tests. The model has been sold in Russia since 2002 and now it can be bought from engines 2.0 (144 hp), 2.4 (167 hp) and 3.0 (227 hp). The most the “younger” version can be either front or full driven, other options – all 4WD. Security Statistics shows an 88% chance of surviving after a collision for the driver. For a child / passenger, this indicator is at the level of 84% IN The cabin is equipped with Isofix front and rear mounts. Front Air The bag can be disabled to safely install a child seat. If the pretensioner belts are not fastened when starting the ignition, then the alarm will work.

This car is recognized as the best in terms of providing safety for passengers on the second row. Although they have fewer threats, than those sitting in front, but for mom with a baby, a collision poses an increased threat. To reduce the likelihood of injury from broken glass, the manufacturer has provided an inflatable side pillows in the cabin at the back.

Advantages

  • clearance 215 mm;
  • luggage compartment with a volume of 591 liters;
  • automatic speed control;
  • airbags for the head, knees and chest.

disadvantages

  • safety for pedestrians is not the highest and amounts to 64%;
  • no emergency braking system;
  • cannot automatically hold the car for a certain strip.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Rating: 4.7

Hyundai Santa Fe

Finishes the category of safest SUVs Korean crossover Hyundai Santa Fe. In 2018, the Euro NKAP agency held testing a car, colliding it with concrete blocks having metal frame at a speed of 50 km / h. All security systems they are triggered by the SUV as quickly as possible, and the car itself “feels” how many people are in the cabin and extra pillows do not “fired” if the places next to them are empty. General indicators safety in the event of a collision: driver – 94%, child – 88%, pedestrian road users – 67%.

The car is notable for the AEB system, which is capable of recognize pedestrians or cyclists. Even if the driver distracted by a phone message or poorly monitors the road due to fatigue, the car itself will slow down when a person is close in front. This security feature works in two modes – on highway and in the city, where it takes into account the speed of the car, lighting roads and other conditions.

Advantages

  • seat belts with pretensioners and restraints load;
  • Isofix on all rows;
  • the car is able to automatically stay in one lane movement
  • There is speed control with a limit function.

disadvantages

  • there are no swelling curtains behind;
  • missing AIR BAG for the knees;
  • the hood is not active.

The safest compact cars

Now let’s start looking at cars as they grow. dimensions and class. For lovers of compact cars on which convenient to park in the city, the following are recognized as the safest three options.

Kia rio

Rating: 4.7

Kia Rio

In the first place a small family car from the Korean concern Kia Hyundai. The model is available with 1.4 and 1.6 liter gasoline engines, as well as manual and automatic transmission. In reviews, owners happy with the spacious 480 l boot, the largest in class compact cars. Test results demonstrate the survival rate of the driver is 85%, the child is 84% ​​and the pedestrian is 62% In front of any configuration pillows are installed safety to protect the chest and head. Similar items are in side racks to prevent damage from broken glasses. Good rear visibility in winter provides electric heating mirrors.

Experts considered the car the best safety because the presence of many functions, including: tire pressure monitoring with data output to the on-board computer screen, autolock doors at the beginning of movement, auxiliary system when starting off lifting and torque distributor preventing wheel slip.

Advantages

  • roomy trunk of 480 l;
  • 5 year car warranty or 150 thousand km;
  • electric power steering simplifies control and improves safety of maneuvers;
  • electrically heated side mirrors.

disadvantages

  • Isofix only at the back;
  • speed control, lane retention and auto-braking systems not provided in the car.

Renault Sandero

Rating: 4.6

Renault Sandero

Second place in the safest compact car category we gave Renault Sandero. Since the car is relatively inexpensive (from 550 thousand rubles), it does not have many protective functions, but despite this, she received 4 stars from Euro NCAP. Crush test showed a driver survival rate of 80% at collision “in the forehead” or from an impact at an angle. For a child safety is ensured at the level of 79%, and the probability of preservation pedestrian life is 57%. The car is available with a 1.6 liter engine, whose power varies from 82 to 113 hp The model is with manual transmission and automatic transmission. In reviews, owners praise the car for economical consumption fuel about 7 liters and a responsive engine.

For safety, we recognized the car as the best due to the availability of cruise control, although in cars for such a price it is difficult to find. The function allows you to relax on a long trip by setting acceptable speed on the track and throwing the accelerator pedal. it reduces driver fatigue when traveling by 300-700 km and increases safety.

Advantages

  • two pillows in front for the head and chest;
  • seat belt warning lamp;
  • bright fog lights;
  • there is a rear wiper for better control of the situation through interior mirror in bad weather.

disadvantages

  • no seat belt pretensioners;
  • no parking sensors.

Volkswagen Polo

Rating: 4.5

Volkswagen Polo

Fans of compact cars should pay attention to more one model with enhanced security. Volkswagen Polois the owner of 5 stars won as a result of passing tests. Hatchback provides a 90% chance of driver survival and 86% to a passenger-child. In Russia you can buy a car with 1.4 and 1.6 liter engines that produce 80 and 105 hp respectively. There is a more “charged” turbocharged version 1.4, generating 125 hp Judging by the reviews, users like cars its appearance, excellent gearbox and economical consumption gasoline, where the most powerful model consumes 5.7 liters.

We identified the car as the safest due to the availability of VGS / VGRS. This is the ability to change the gear ratio when steering wheel rotation. While driving at a speed of 20-40 km / h steering wheel is very light and supple. It’s so convenient to maneuver when driving from the yard or parking. When you set speed, the steering wheel becomes stiff, that protects against accidental wagging of the car or increases course sustainability.

Advantages

  • trunk with a volume of 460 liters;
  • low fuel consumption;
  • electric power steering;
  • there is anti-slip ABS;
  • Cruise control.

disadvantages

  • low survival rate of a downed pedestrian – 41%;
  • Isofix mount only in the second row;
  • high cost of spare parts.

The safest cars in the middle class

Mid-range cars are versatile and suitable for both everyday trips to work, and long-distance travel. In any Of the operating options, safety is best. will provide the presented models.

Audi A4

Rating: 4.9

Audi A4 V (B9)

Audi A4 sedan or station wagon belongs to the category of large family cars. Model has Advanced Safety Award and a 5 star rating. The probability of driver survival in frontal collision is 93%. If there is a child in the cabin, then his the chances of saving life are at 84%. In our country the car is sold with a 1.4 liter engine with 150 hp. and diesel 2.0 l generating from 150 to 249 hp Even the most powerful version fuel consumption is 5.9 liters. In reviews to owners like a soft suspension that provides comfort when moving poor road surface.

Experts found the car safe due to the many electronic systems, one of which is BAS. This is an auxiliary function of braking which provides the maximum effect (extruding to full brake cylinders), regardless efforts exerted by the driver on the brake pedal. This technology was developed by German experts after analyzing hundreds of accidents, in which the driver managed to press the pedal, but not enough strong.

Advantages

  • roomy trunk of 480 l;
  • spacious lounge;
  • there are rear parking sensors;
  • electric power steering;
  • electronic parking brake.

disadvantages

  • only 39% in favor of pedestrian survival;
  • high price;
  • Warranty is only 2 years and does not depend on mileage;
  • low ground clearance 140 mm.

Toyota Camry

Rating: 4.8

Toyota Camry

Second place in the category was the Japanese sedan Toyota Camry. The latest model was tested in 2018 and received 5 stars from ANCAP agencies. In the event of a frontal impact with an overlapping vehicle earned 15.16 points out of 16 possible. Adult Passenger Protection demonstrated 35.3 points out of 36 possible. Child safety turned out to be at the level of 44.4 out of 49. According to an overall assessment, the sedan scored 36.16 point from the maximum 37. When translating these values ​​from South Asian agency in the “European”, car safety is 91.47%. But since in Europe this car has not sold (except for the market of Russia and Ukraine), then Euro NCAP was not taken for the “defeat” of the sedan.

According to the editors of the magazine increased car safety due to the presence of active head restraints. At the moment of impact, the body a person is pressed into the back, which activates a special lever, approaching headrest to the head. This softens the force of the impact and reduces injuries. The tool is effective at low and medium speeds. traffic (20-70 km / h) when, according to statistics, more occurs all such damage. After practicing the blow, the head restraints return to their original position and do not interfere with exit user from the car.

Advantages

  • the luggage compartment has a volume of 493 liters;
  • electric power steering wheel;
  • fully LED optics with a light sensor;
  • the driver’s seat is adjustable in 8 positions.

disadvantages

  • the lower edge of the windshield severely damages the pedestrian when collision
  • clearance 155 mm;
  • no blind spot monitoring system.

Ford focus

Rating: 4.7

Ford Focus

And here is a safe car from the middle price segment in hatchback. Ford Focus tested by Euro NCAP two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019. The results of the first crash test showed the driver’s survival rate is 85%, and that of the passenger or child nearby is 87%. After making improvements, the first indicator improved to 96%, making the car is one of the safest in this body. For sale hatchback with a 1.5 liter turbocharged gasoline engine issuing 150 hp, as well as the usual “aspirated” 1.6 for 105 or 125 hp Owners in reviews are pleased with the soft multi-link suspension of the car, providing comfort on rural and secondary roads.

We ranked the car in the best safety category the presence of a system to keep the car in the lane. It is active feature that features a monochrome camera that recognizes marking dividing strips. When the car starts to approach edge of the strip, the system warns the driver with a signal. If a the car crosses the line, but there is no action from the driver, electronic the assistant will independently return the transport to the lane.

Advantages

  • automatically controls the speed;
  • trunk 421 l;
  • ground clearance 167 cm;
  • toxicity class corresponds to Euro 6.

disadvantages

  • Isofix mount is provided only on the front seat;
  • the hood is not active;
  • There are no side airbags.

Hyundai Elantra

Rating: 4.7

Hyundai Elantra

Another safe mid-range car is the Hyundai Elantra. Last tested in 2016 r ASEAN NCAP Corporation. Auto successfully passed all tests, including collision with a small overlap, and earned 5 stars. For countries The LPG machine comes with 1.6 gasoline engines (128 hp) and 2.0 (150 h.p.). There are modifications with manual and automatic a box. Judging by the reviews, customers like the car power windows “in a circle”, heated front seats and steering wheel, assistance system when starting under bias.

The car is listed in the safest thanks to the durable to the body. Additional ribs are hidden under the metal skin stiffness and air compartments that hold solid exterior objects or give them enough space to dive. Except special shock absorbing form; body is notable for low permeability own parts in the salon when hit. On the crash test Elantra showed a result of 5 cm when in most other cars this the figure is 23 cm.

Advantages

  • trunk volume 458 l;
  • a light sensor is provided;
  • thermal protection glazing;
  • 5 head restraints.

disadvantages

  • ground clearance 150 mm;
  • halogen headlights;
  • starting the engine with a key;
  • in almost all equipment, fabric upholstery.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Rating: 4.6

Subaru XV Crosstrek

In conclusion of the section of Subaru XB, which refers to the most compact mini SUV. The car body is now built on a modular platform used on Impreza. New architecture promoted 70% increase in structural strength compared to the previous generation. In terms of safety, the car is not only different rigid body, but also the presence of various auxiliary systems. Among them: electronic parking brake, airbags and curtains safety for the head, body and knees, ABS, EBD, ESP. By official test results, the car received the highest rating, where the survival rate of the driver reaches 94%, the passenger – 89%, and the pedestrian 84%. Reviews show that owners are most satisfied maneuverability, possible due to clearance of 220 mm. Buy a car can be equipped with 1.6 or 2.0 l engines, where it is sold everywhere four-wheel drive and CVT continuously variable variator.

Our experts considered the Subaru XB the best in safety because of the presence of a rearview mirror with anti-glare effect. IN most competitor models are self-dimming, which protects the driver’s eyes, but deprives the picture from the back. Here is another technology that allows you to keep a view, but absorbing the rays of bright headlights.

Advantages

  • the body perfectly maintains the integrity of the geometry at the side hit;
  • ground clearance 220 mm;
  • support for manual switching;
  • LED headlights;
  • independent suspension on wishbones.

disadvantages

  • small trunk 310 l;
  • spare tire is not full-sized;
  • no adaptive lighting.

The safest business cars

The high cost of business cars does not guarantee preservation of life and health in road accidents, since the price of a car formed on the basis of various components, including quality materials. But it plays an unimportant role in hard knocks, therefore, we offer a list of the safest cars from premium segment.

Audi A6

Rating: 4.9

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In the first place is the prestigious Audi A6 sedan, available with 2.0 l engines and power from 190 to 245 hp Among more “charged” modifications the German concern offers 3.0 l, generating 340 hp There are gasoline and diesel engines, as well as hybrid version. Sedan comes with a full LED optics, push-button engine start and sports seats with lumbar support. In the reviews, the owners are satisfied with the spacious interior, providing ample headroom for passengers on the second row. Comfort provides electric seat heating, windows “in a circle”, heated washer nozzles.

In addition to high rates for the driver (93%) and the passenger (85%), the car is the best safety in relation to pedestrians. The probability of survival of a downed person is 81% – almost as much as that of a companion in the cabin front seat. This is due to the special geometry of the frontal glass, strong hood, which does not hit the engine, and soft bumper with grille.

Advantages

  • trunk 530 l;
  • economical fuel consumption of 6.8 l;
  • 4 year warranty;
  • steering wheel with gear ratio change.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • spare tire is not full-sized;
  • almost all comfort and safety features are available in additional packages.

Hyundai Genesis G 80

Rating: 4.8

Hyundai Genesis G 80

The second place in safety among business cars takes the Hyundai Genesis G 80. This is a premium sedan manufactured by all wheel drive only. Model available with motors 2.0 (197 or 245 hp), as well as 3.3 (370 hp) and only with automatic transmission with 8 steps. To everyone Sedan owners like the manufacturer’s 4-year warranty year, not containing mileage restrictions. Still everyone praises the salon for double glazing, thanks to which the inside is very quiet. Front row users are protected by airbags for head, chest and knees. To prevent a collision or Departure from the road trigger: anti-lock braking system, traction control (TCS), stability control (ESP), LKA, BAS.

In our opinion, the car is one of the best in safety, because it displays speedometer and trip computer data on windshield with a projector. This allows the driver monitor and receive all the important information on time, not distracting from the road. With this equipment, the risk is significantly reduced. Accident.

Advantages

  • luggage compartment capacity 493 l and door with electric drive;
  • attractive appearance;
  • supports manual gear shifting;
  • soft suspension.

disadvantages

  • ground clearance 150 mm;
  • fuel consumption of about 12 liters;
  • no headlight washer.

Mercedes-Benz E

Rating: 4.7

Mercedes-Benz E

And here is one of the safest cars from a German concern Mercedes Benz. E-class is available in sedan, coupe and station wagon. Euro NCAP tested version in 2016 sedan, breaking several cars on various obstacles. For all performance machine received the highest rating. Crash Test Statistics demonstrates a 95% probability of survival of the driver, 90% of the passenger and 77% are pedestrians. The model has the widest selection of power equipment installation where power varies from 150 to 612 hp Type drive manufacturer offers 4WD and rear wheel drive options. Transmission everywhere automatic in 9 gears. In car reviews like the richness of finishes with large-pore ash and aluminum molding.

Experts have identified cars as the best for safe parking. Thanks to the assistant, the car itself can be parked in reverse to the specified location. Moreover, if there are obstacles in the way (a child runs out, an animal, another door opens car), it will automatically stop to prevent hit. To start an intelligent assistant, you only need to indicate the desired place for maneuver on the screen connected to rear view camera.

Advantages

  • inflatable side curtains for both rows seats;
  • there is a seat belt warning lamp;
  • trunk capacity 540 l;
  • active hood;
  • super economical consumption from 4.8 liters.

disadvantages

  • the passenger does not have a pillow for the knees;
  • Isofix mount only at the rear;
  • many features in options at an additional cost.

BMW 5 Series

Rating: 4.6

BMW 5 Series

Completes our TOP-16 another German car, but from BMW concern. Crash tests in 2017 conducted by Euro NCAP awarded 5 star models with a survival rate of 91% for driver, 81% for pedestrians and 85% for passengers or children. A luxury car is available with engine power from 190 to 462 hp. There are complete sets with rear or all-wheel drive. The diesel version 3.0 l with 249 hp fuel consumption is 5.6 liters., and toxicity class corresponds to Euro 6. Among the many systems safety there is an automatic braking function so as not to knock down a pedestrian or prevent a collision with another vehicle means.

Judging by the reviews, the owners are satisfied with the exchange rate stability car and report that he is traveling “like on rails.” To this Contribute to: ESP, DAC, HAC. The model also has a sports mode, making the suspension stiffer. This reduces body sway. during maneuvers and reduces the likelihood of tipping over. A machine confidently holds the road at a speed of 200 km / h and is suitable for lovers fast but safe ride.

Advantages

  • curtains inflating in a collision “in a circle”;
  • active hood;
  • speed control system;
  • recognition of cyclists;
  • trunk volume 520 l.

disadvantages

  • the front passenger does not have its own airbag for knees
  • ground clearance 141 mm.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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