What Are The Safest Used Cars For New Parents?

Thu 26th Jul 2018

There’s a huge range of family cars available at MotorDepot, but which are the safest in terms of NCAP rating according to the latest research?

The Euro NCAP ratings look at a range of factors when assessing the safety of a car and then gives it marks out of five, with the very best receiving a five-star rating. And now Co-op and Thatcham Research have teamed up to find which of the NCAP safety factors, such as front and side protection and ease of use for child restraints in rear seats feature highly in a range of used cars.

Mazda’s CX-5 claimed the top award as the safest used car for parents. The SUV coming out ahead of the Volkswagen Touran and BMW 2 series Active Tourer, with the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Rav4 completing the top five.

The research revealed that 60 per cent of new parents choose to change their cars before the birth of a child, with improved safety features amongst the most important considerations.

Nick Ansley, head of motor insurance at Co-op said: “The safety of a vehicle is clearly important to new parents who, despite the amount of information given to them on a plethora of things related to babies, are often left wondering when it comes to what car to buy and drive.

“Parents clearly want to be better informed when it comes to the safety of the vehicles they are buying and driving, especially when they have precious cargo in tow.

“Becoming a ‘parent driver’ shouldn’t be the guessing game that it all too often is which is why we have worked with Thatcham Research to come up with a definitive list of vehicles for new parents which may suit their safety needs.”

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