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Here are the 10 safest family cars
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018) is the safest family car, scoring 8.15 out of 10 in the safest family cars index. The vehicle was awarded a child occupant safety rating of 91% during crash tests from The European New Car Assessment Programme.
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That’s according to the latest study by Confused.com. The experts analyzed 50 vehicles using crash test safety ratings and technical inspection faults to determine the safest family cars.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018) is the safest family car, scoring 8.15 out of 10 in Confused.com’s safest family cars index. The A-Class scored 91% for child occupant safety, for its performance in crash tests based on 6 and 10-year-old children. This is the joint highest score for child occupant safety, alongside the Mazda 6.
The second-safest family car is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2022), with an overall family car safety score of 8.10 out of 10. The C-Class scored 89% for child occupant safety, an increase of 8 percentage points compared to the 2020 Audi A3 (81%). In comparison to the A-Class (75%), the Mercedes-Benz C-Class scored 7 percentage points higher for its safety assist performance (82%). This analyses safety features such as the speed limit assist, seat belt reminder and active brake assist functions. Of all the vehicles analysed, the C-Class also had the joint-fewest number of cars recalled due to faults (2.5%).
In joint third place is the Škoda Octavia (2019), the SEAT Leon (2020) and the Honda Civic (2022). Each vehicle scored 6 out of 10 in the safest family cars index. The Octavia and the Leon perform similarly, both scoring 88% for child occupant safety. The Octavia is Škoda’s safest family car in the index, performing 7 percentage points safer for children than the Škoda Fabia (81%). Despite a slightly lower score for child safety (87%), the Honda Civic has the best safety assist performance (83%) of the top 10 vehicles analyzed.