Are Luxury Cars Safer than Regular Cars?

Car safety has expanded over the years with the introduction of numerous life-saving safety systems such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and seatbelts. Whilst these features have all been standard on cars of all price ranges for many years now, there are some features that are exclusive to more premium models. That’s why in this article we’re asking the question: are luxury cars safer than regular ones?

Luxury cars are traditionally known as some of the safest vehicles on the market as they have been designed to avoid crashes and offer more advanced safety and driver assist systems. More often than not, luxury vehicles have a higher rating for safety than others. 

Cars for sale in the UK would have been given a car safety rating by Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) which helps give consumers the ability to see which are the safest vehicles to buy. 

Euro NCAP is an independent organisation which puts vehicles through a wide range of crash tests and provides ratings in four critical areas: adult occupation protection, child occupation protection, vulnerable road user protection and safety assistance. Safety assistance covers all areas including the newer assistance and convenience safety technology. 

What Cars Are The Safest?

So what are the safest luxury vehicles that you can buy on the market today? We’ve put together a list of vehicles that have one of the highest NCAP safety ratings. 

Volvo V60


The Volvo V60 is one of the safest vehicles on the market with its up to date safety equipment including the anti crash devices that have been seen in larger Volvo models. Built with the same underpinnings as the Volvo V90, the V60 is ideal for those who are looking for a smaller yet more luxurious vehicle which is capable of driving both on and off the road. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Audi A3


Considered one of the best family cars available, the Audi A3 is impressive in multiple areas and wins against its competitors in safety ratings. The Audi A3 provides comfort and luxury for both passengers and drivers alike. Safety is important for Audi and the A3 scores high in all four of the categories with adult occupant protection scoring 89%. With new safety technologies included as standard, the A3 is one of the safest vehicles you can buy. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Volvo XC90


Considered one of the best family vehicles available today, the Volvo XC90 is an ultra modern and luxurious SUV. Providing a calm and sensible driving experience, the XC90 handles well both one and off road and doesn’t compromise its safety features. With over 15 years of history, the XC90 has recorded zero fatalities and the vehicle continues to be the safest vehicle on the road today. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Tesla Model X


One of the more newer vehicles on the car market, the Tesla Model X is truly unique in design and drive. An unconventional vehicle it doesn’t fit in with any vehicle category, it drives like an SUV but looks like a hatchback and has the same engine as a sports vehicle. The Model X is also one of the safest vehicles on the market as it has been equipped with modern safety features including a large crumple zone and rigid passenger compartment. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class


A luxury car with a difference, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class covers a large remit of models including a saloon, Estate and Coupe. With it’s up to date technologies including autonomous braking systems that detect obstacles in its path and 95% rating for adult occupant crash protection, the E-Class is one of the safest luxury vehicles on the market. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Lexus ES


A perfect car for those who are in the market for a luxury, environmentally friendly vehicle. Under the bonnet, there is a 2.5 litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor making the Lexus one of the safest hybrid vehicles available. With high end safety features as standard, the Lexus ES earned its 5 star rating. 

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Nissan Qashqai

When introduced 12 years ago, the Nissan Quashqai was marketed as a family SUV. Years later, Nissan have rebranded the vehicle and it now has a groundbreaking formula which makes it one of the best SUVs on the market. With Nissan’s exceptional safety features and luxury interior, the Quashqai has become one of the most desirable SUVs available.

Safety Rating: 5 Stars

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Land Rover Defender


The ultimate 4×4, the Land Rover Defender deserves its rating of 5-star safety quality. With the ability to take the Defender off-road without compromising drive, comfort and safety, it’s perfect for anyone and everyone. Designed to withstand hard knocks, the Defender has been designed with the passengers and drivers safety in mind. If you’re considered a 4×4 this is the one to buy. 

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Safety Rating: 5 stars

When buying a vehicle safety is important for both you and your passengers. Here at Forza, we can help you finance a luxury car that you know is safe and secure for your family. Get in touch with us to find out more.