The safest cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2021
Safety remains extremely important to automobile manufacturers as many strive to continue to make advances in this area and to reduce the impact of impacts on the occupants of a vehicle or the surrounding area.
Euro NCAP remains at the forefront of security, with rigorous testing aimed at highlighting the best models while focusing on those who have to try harder.
In 2021, the body tested 33 different cars from different manufacturers and segments, two-thirds of which received a top safety rating of five stars, although at the other end of the spectrum some received no stars at all.
But what were the safest cars of 2021? Here we take a look, based on the best-in-class and runner-up …
Winner – Nissan Qashqai
As the most popular car built in the UK, the Nissan Qashqai is a hugely important car here in the UK and the third generation of this crossover certainly didn’t disappoint – especially when it came to safety. With particularly high scores in the adult and child categories as well as in the safety assistant, the Qashqai is a very safe choice for you and your family.
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Runner-up – Volkswagen ID.4
Although Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV was not entirely honored in its class, it proved to be a particularly safe choice in Euro NCAP tests last year. With this model, which is very attractive for families, good grades in all areas certainly contribute to its attractiveness. With plenty of interior space and a range of up to 319 miles, the ID.4 has a lot to offer.
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Winner – Skoda Enyaq iV
Skoda introduced its first bespoke electric vehicle, the Enyaq iV, in 2021 – a large and practical SUV that continues to deliver the excellent value for money that this brand is known for.
With the best-in-class award, the Enyaq convinced the testers in all security areas.
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Runner-up – BMW iX
BMW is currently rapidly expanding its EV lineup, and while its cars are full of technology and bold design, it’s good to know that the German brand hasn’t sacrificed safety. This is why his new iX – BMW’s flagship – received a high rating from Euro NCAP, with its 91 percent values ââfor occupant protection for adults standing out.
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Small family car
Winner – Skoda Fabia
It is often assumed that small cars are nowhere near as safe as larger models, but the new Skoda Fabia proves that this need not be the case. In the fourth generation, this latest model is sure to impress in most areas. The inside of the Fabia is also more stylish and spacious than ever before and still offers an excellent price-performance ratio. =
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Winner – Toyota Yaris Cross
Modern Toyotas have made huge hits in Euro NCAP safety tests in recent years, and the brand’s new Yaris Cross is no exception. Like the normal Yaris Supermini, this Cross model is also equipped with driver assistance functions that earn it a fantastic score in this area. Generous grades for the occupant protection of adults and children make it one of the safest cars of the year.
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Second – Volkswagen Caddy
Vans who start their lives as Vans can be a little rough at times, especially when it comes to safety. But the new Caddy from Volkswagen proves that this doesn’t have to be the case: this spacious MPV really does well in the Euro NCAP test. As an alternative to the station wagon or SUV as a family car, the Caddy is worth your attention.
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Winner – Mercedes EQS
As one of the most expensive vehicle classes, the Executive segment often scores some of the best results from Euro NCAP and the new Mercedes EQS was no exception. It’s the brand’s newest electric vehicle and essentially an electric version of the S-Class – a model that is often a pioneer in terms of safety. With occupant protection of 96 percent, the EQS is an excellent choice when it comes to wellbeing. The EQS was also named “Best All-Electric Car” which is impressive considering the many electric vehicles Euro NCAP tested last year.
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Runner-up – Polestar 2
Polestar is really making headway in the electric car market, which is impressive considering the newly formed EV company’s “2” is currently the only car it sells. It competes with the Tesla Model 3 and offers a sleek design, a well-finished interior and – also – an excellent safety record. It was almost impossible to beat the Mercedes EQS for the top title, but this Polestar 2 came close and also became runner-up in the all-electric category.
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