10 of the best – and safest – family cars on the market
If you’re on the hunt for your next car lease, safety is likely going to be high on your priority list – especially if you’re shopping for a family vehicle.
Cars have gone through huge improvements to their safety over the last few years, with new technologies like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings and traction control becoming standardised alongside the old guard of safety features including airbags, ISOFix, and anti-lock brakes.
Using Euro NCAP’s data, we’ve rounded up ten of the safest family lease car deals, so you can get behind a brand-new set of wheels without having to worry about the safety of your nearest and dearest every time you load up the car to go to the supermarket.
Euro NCAP stands for the European New Car Assessment Programme.
It gives you a good idea of which cars are classed as the safest year on year, with Euro NCAP putting vehicles through rigorous tests that represent real-life accident-based scenarios to understand their overall safety performance.
Each car tested is awarded a score from zero to five stars, as well as separate percentage points for four additional categories: adult occupant, child occupant, vulnerable road users and safety assist.
The higher the score, the safer the car is.
And armed with that knowledge, you’ll have peace of mind when it comes to picking out your next lease car deal.