What Car? Safety Award 2018And the winner is ...

The winner of the Thatcham Research-sponsored What Car? Safety Award is…

The Volvo XC60!

Unrivalled levels of occupant protection in the event of a crash…
But most importantly the Volvo XC60 is absolutely bursting with safety technology to help avoid the crash happening AT ALL
Congratulations too to our Highly Commended vehicles, the Subaru XV and Volkswagen T-Roc, both of which are also packed with pioneering safety technologies as standard. Find out more about the safety credentials of all three cars below.
You can also take a look here for more about the process we went through and to learn more about AEB.

We invited the team from What Car? down to our test track, where we assess the performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on new cars for Euro NCAP, to put the Volvo XC60, Volkswagen T-Roc and Subaru XV through their paces…

Winner - Volvo XC60

Key Volvo XC60 safety technologies include: AEB systems which operate at a variety of speeds and driving environments, and can detect pedestrians, cyclists and even large animals; a suite of Lane Support Systems to alert the driver when the car is drifting and actively steer to avoid head-on collisions; Blind Spot Indication Systems; Rear Cross Traffic Alerts; and a Run-Off Road system.

View Euro NCAP Test Results and Safety Features
Adult Occupant
98%
Child Occupant
87%
Pedestrian
76%
Safety Assist
95%

Highly Commended - VW T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Roc is a safety standard-bearer in the ever-growing small SUV segment. It’s AEB systems come as standard and performed exceedingly well in Euro NCAP testing. It also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control – a great comfort feature which helps drivers maintain a safe distance to the car in front – and a Lane Keep Assist system to gently steer a drifting car back into lane, both standard-fit.

View Euro NCAP Test Results and Safety Features
Adult Occupant
96%
Child Occupant
87%
Pedestrian
79%
Safety Assist
71%

Highly Commended - Subaru XV

The Subaru XV has a stereo camera-based AEB system, which is especially good at identifying pedestrians and cyclists, a highly effective Blind Spot Indication System, Reverse Autobrake and a Lane Keep Assist system – all fitted as standard to maximise their potential to reduce accident rates and keep you and your family safe.

View Euro NCAP Test Results and Safety Features
Adult Occupant
94%
Child Occupant
89%
Pedestrian
84%
Safety Assist
68%

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