By on January 27, 2011

Which are the safest cars you can buy in Europe? The results of Euro NCAP tests will rattle established Euro carmakers: Out of 5 categories, 2 were won by a Japanese car, one by a Korean car. In 2010, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles. 65 percent received  five stars.

Here are the best-of-class cars, according to Euro NCAP:

Even the worst ones are no deathtraps. The bottom of the list is shared by the Citroen Nemo (three stars) and the Chinese Landwind CV9 (two stars).

These results reflect the toughened 2010 Euro NCAP rules. The full list of results can be downloaded here.

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5 Comments on “Three Out Of Europe’s Five Safest Cars Are Not European...”


  • avatar
    stuki

    So that’s what all that extra weight in the new 5 is there for…. :)
     
    For those of us who like to blame SUVs fro all the world’s ills, even the lardification of non SUVs can be argued to be the result of non SUV people feeling increasingly threatened by the wallowing behemoths surrounding them.
     
    Which again goes to show, that the sensible way to rate cars for crash worthiness, is to rate them on how safe they keep the passengers of the other vehicle, or pedestrians.

    • 0 avatar
      Philosophil

      Based on the reaction I got when raising this same point about large trucks and SUV’s, I’d put on my crash helmet if I were you.

    • 0 avatar
      SunnyvaleCA

       
      “is to rate them on how safe they keep the passengers of the other vehicle “
      Not just the rating, but governmental requirements.  Too bad that “common sense” isn’t all that common, especially when it comes to the government.

  • avatar
    Acubra

    I will stick with real-life crashes-derived data, thank you very much. 

    http://www.folksam.se/polopoly_fs/1.11226!/webbversioneng_R6546.pdf

  • avatar
    PriusV16

    What have they done to that beautiful Giulietta? How COULD they??
     
    BTW, has anyone seen Uma Thurman?

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