The safest cars of 2016 in the Euro NCAP tests


Every year, Euro NCAP publishes a list of the cars that have obtained the best scores in their respective categories. This time the best rated vehicles in general have been Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Star ratings can not be compared between different categories, so the “Best in Class” list is published to show vehicles with a higher rating than their competitors.

Since the requirements for star ratings are more demanding each year, the comparison of “The best of its kind” is made only in each calendar year, so that the vehicles are evaluated under the same criteria.

To determine “Best in Class”, scores are added in each of the four areas of assessment: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian, and safety attendance. This sum is used as the basis for comparing vehicles.


In addition, it should be remembered that the vehicles are rated for “Best in Class” according to the valuation of standard safety equipment. Additional valuations based on optional equipment are not included.

Toyota Prius, larger safer family

The winner in the large family category is the Toyota Prius. The Japanese model achieves its highest score in the adult protection section, while also achieving a great note in terms of safety assistance, thanks largely to its autonomous braking device.

Hyundai Ioniq, best small family


The Hyundai Ioniq is a five-door tourism that just a few months ago landed in our country. It is a model with electric and hybrid propellers to choose from and it sells from 22,100 euros.

From now on, this Korean family model can be presumed to be the safest in its class according to Euro NCAP crash tests. Like the Toyota Prius, its highest score is in the adult protection section, but it also achieves an excellent rating on child protection (80%), pedestrian protection (70%) and safety assistance systems (82 %).

Volkswagen Tigual, the leader in small SUVs


The other category established by Euro NCAP, SUV small, has as winner the Volkswagen Tiguan. The new generation of the German model achieves an excellent rating in protection for adults, with 96%, while also stands out in the other sections, also with a great data in child protection.

The ten most dangerous roads in Spain

Dangerous road

No less than 3,264 kilometers of Spanish roads have a high level of danger. The most dangerous one is in Bajadoz, in a 12,5 kilometer section of the N-345, between Almendral and Barracota, according to the latest EuroRAP report, in which RACC and RACE participate.

The report has analyzed the risk level of 24,805 kilometers of Spanish roads, according to accident data from 2013 to 2015, and shows that 13.2% of them, or a total of 3,264, have a high level of Danger

With five serious accidents, three deaths and four serious injuries, the section between km 33.4 and 45.9 of the N-435 is placed as the most dangerous in Spain and appears for the third consecutive year in the category of ” High risk “.

The report reveals that the high risk tranches have been reduced from 14.1% to 13.2%, while those at reduced risk have increased from 69.7% to 72.7%. However, there are five sections that repeat in the list of the highest risk, including Badajoz and A Coruña, in this case between Melide and Boente.


Likewise, according to information published by RACC, the risk of fatal or serious accident is 3.5 times greater in conventional roads than in highways. Also deaths due to motorcycle or moped accidents are rising again after 5 consecutive years of decline.

The roads with the highest red (medium-high risk) and black (high risk) of Spain are N-502 (233.5 km of danger), N-260 (231.9), and N-234 (159.5).

The Autonomous Communities with the highest risk of accidents are Cantabria, Aragón and Castilla y León, with 20.9, 18.8 and 15.6% of risk kilometers, which contrast with 13.1% of the total average of the country.


The ten most dangerous road sections in Spain

  • N-435. Badajoz. From the municipality of Almendral to the variant of Barracota (12.5 km).
  • N-120. Lugo. From the link from Seguín to the link from Penalva, in Ourense (14.3 km). 3 ** N-630. Asturias**. From the junction with AU-66 to L.P. Oviedo-León (20,5 km).
  • N-547. A Coruña. From the start Z.U. From Melide to the end Z.U. Of Boente (7.5 km).
  • N-260. Lleida. From L.P. Girona-Lleida to the end Z.U. From Martinet (10.5 km).
  • N-629. Burgos. From the end Z.U. From Revilla to L.P. Burgos-Santander (14,3 km).
  • N-640. Pontevedra. Since the end of Z.U. From Caldas to Villagracia de Arosa (12,1 km).
  • N-625; Lion. From Mansilla (junction with the N-601) until the end Z.U. Of the village (11.5 km).
  • N-260. Girona. Since the end of Z.U. From Ripoll to the junction with the N-152 (62.2 km).
  • N-230. Lleida. From the end Z.U. From Vilaller to L.P. Huesca-Lleida, in Huesca (12,1 km).