What are the safest cars on sale in the UK in 2024? Car News

The RX matches the smaller NX for its safety assist score, but offers more protection to pedestrians, according to Euro NCAP. A score of 357 out of 400 means it’s the third-safest car on sale today. Similar to other Lexus models, its interior is excellent and it combines real-world efficiency with accessible performance to good effect. 

Read our complete Lexus RX review

4. Subaru Outback

Adult occupant protection: 88%

Child occupant protection: 89%

Pedestrian protection: 84%

Safety assist: 95%

Total Euro NCAP score: 356/400

The sixth-generation Subaru Outback also achieved a 95% safety assist score, with equally impressive figures all round. It starts from £36,990 in the UK, for which you get lane assist, blindspot monitoring and traffic sign recognition as standard – not to mention decent off-road ability.

Read our complete Subaru Outback review 

5. Lexus NX

Adult occupant protection: 91%

Child occupant protection: 87%

Pedestrian protection: 83%

Safety assist: 91%

Total Euro NCAP score: 352/400

WIth an overall NCAP score of 352 out of 400, the Lexus NX builds on the Japanese firm’s reputation for safety. It excelled across the board, with 91% for adult occupants and 87% for child occupants, meaning it could be the ideal choice as a safety-geared family SUV. It’s also a very drivable car, with keen steering and handling, while the interior is as plush as it gets. 

Read our complete Lexus NX review

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This notice was published: 2024-01-04 10:51:00

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