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Thatcham reveals top 10 safest cars

Thatcham Research has named its top 10 safest cars of the year, including fleet staples such as the Vauxhall Insignia and Volvo S90 / V90.

Thatcham Research reveals the ten safest cars of the year

Thatcham Research reveals the ten safest cars of the year

Complied to determine the winner of the What Car? Safety Award 2018, the shortlist sees carmakers recognised for their commitment to accident reduction by fitting ADAS technologies as standard, with standard-fit Lane Keep Assist systems mandatory to make the grade.

All the top 10 cars also have standard-fit Autonomous Emergency Braking systems, which operate at city and motorway speeds and can detect pedestrians, while the judges will also give extra merit to vehicles with AEB systems that can identify cyclists and other vulnerable road users.

The Top 10 Safest Cars of the Year:

  • Honda Civic
  • Mercedes X-Class
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru XV
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Vauxhall Insignia
  • Volvo S90 / V90 Volvo XC60
  • Volkwagen Arteon
  • Volkswagen T-Roc
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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.