If you’ve got a young family, then safety is almost certainly your top priority when buying a car. Economy, practicality and performance all factor, but compromises cannot be made when it comes to protecting your precious cargo. So with the help of crash safety body The European New Car Assessment Programme, or Euro NCAP, we’ve put together a list of the 10 safest cars currently on sale in the UK.
Every car is scored out of 400, with 100 points available in each of the four key areas – adult occupancy, child occupancy, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems. However, it's worth noting that if a car achieves only four stars in any one area, that's the maximum it can score overall.
So, as you’d expect, safety experts Volvo top the list with their new V40. But BMW fares well, too – with two models in the top 10. The tiny Renault Clio also impresses with an eighth place finish, while the rest of the list consists largely of crossovers and SUVs.
If you’re looking for a safe new car, look no further than our comprehensive top 10.