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Do you drive one of the safest cars of 2019?

13 December 2019

Story from Thatcham Research media Centre.

The 10 safest cars of 2019 have been revealed by automotive research centre Thatcham Research. The list features some of the safest cars ever made, including the record-breaking Mazda CX-30 – the first car to achieve 99% in Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant Protection tests – the benchmark-setting Tesla Model 3 which is packed with market-leading crash avoidance technology and the Mercedes-Benz CLA which could be the brand’s second Safety Award winner in consecutive years.

The 10 nominees have been selected by an expert panel made up of Thatcham Research’s Matthew Avery, Euro NCAP’s secretary general Michiel van Ratingen and Claire Evans, consumer editor for What Car? Magazine.

The judging criteria takes a variety of factors into account, including:

  • five-star Euro NCAP rating and high overall Euro NCAP testing scores across all categories
  • potential sales and affordability – to promote cars bringing safety to the masses and making a big overall impact on road safety
  • standard-fit crash avoidance technology – from Autonomous Emergency Braking systems that can not only detect other vehicles but also pedestrians and cyclists, to intuitive Electronic Lane Keeping systems to prevent drivers from colliding with oncoming vehicles
  • and Driving Assistant Systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Support Systems that combine to reduce fatigue for motorway drivers

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