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.