Euro NCAP Announces 2017’s Safest Cars By Segment [w/Video]

As with every year, the Euro NCAP published the list with the safest new cars in their respective classes for 2017. The independent organization rates each model in four categories: Adult Occupant Safety, Child Occupant Safety, Pedestrian Safety and Safety Assist, with the three first being self-explanatory and the fourth assessing the active and passive systems that are available.


The European New Car Assessment Program says that its star ratings between different segments of models are not directly comparable. which leads us to their ‘Best In Class’ awards, showing which models have performed better than their direct competitors.

Euro NCAP has divided the car market into six segments: Executive, Large Off-Road, Small Off-Road, Supermini, Small MPV and Small Family Car. Let’s see then which new cars took the title of the safest model in their respective segments, and watch the relevant video that follows.

Executive: VW Arteon


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 85% | Safety Assist: 82%

Large Off-Road: Volvo XC60


Adult Occupant: 98% | Child Occupant: 87% | Pedestrian: 76% | Safety Assist: 95%

Small Off-Road: VW T-Roc


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 87% | Pedestrian: 79% | Safety Assist: 71%

Supermini: VW Polo


Adult Occupant: 96% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 76% | Safety Assist: 59%

Small MPV: Opel Crossland X


Adult Occupant: 85% | Child Occupant: 84% | Pedestrian: 62% | Safety Assist: 57%

Small Family Car: Subaru XV & Subaru Impreza


XV| Adult Occupant: 94% | Child Occupant: 89% | Pedestrian: 84% | Safety Assist: 68%
Impreza| Adult Occupant: 94% | Child Occupant: 85% | Pedestrian: 82% | Safety Assist: 68%

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