Top Ten Safest Used Cars 2018

Roads are dangerous environments, so if you are buying a car, it is important to choose one that you are confident will keep you and your passengers safe.

Earlier this year, Thatcham Research and Co-op Insurance released their list of the safest used cars on sale. This list is revised every year, with the aim of helping families find the most suitable vehicle for less than £15,000.


10     Vauxhall Astra

Practical, affordable, and, of course, safe, the Vauxhall Astra is a prime choice for families. It is spacious inside and not only is it chap to buy, but its efficient engines keep running costs down too.

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9     Nissan Pulsar

With the Nissan Pulsar, what you see is what you get: a simple family hatchback offering great quality at low price, and rest assured, no shortcuts are taken when it comes to safety.

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8     Nissan Qashqai

The Japanese manufacturer’s second appearance on this list is in the form of the Nissan Qashqai. This crossover is hugely popular and praised in many areas, notably its safety features.

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   Kia Rio

Used Kia Rio cars are a bargain, packed with equipment and available with a variety of engines.

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    Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a classic family car, an all-round performer, offering excellent build quality and a great range of engines, from frugal to turbocharged options. It is also fun to drive and safe.

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5     Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 proves that you don’t have to sacrifice fun for safety. This responsive, sharp model provides the best of both worlds.

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4     BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Another model on this list which shows that safe, family cars don’t have to be boring is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. It is comfortable and classy and offers a high level of protection in the event of a crash.

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3     Hyundai i30

Perhaps the Hyundai i30 is not the most exciting car to drive, but you can be certain that it will do a good job of keeping you safe and comfortable while getting you from A to B.

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2     Honda Civic

The Honda Civic comes with adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assistance and more safety features. Its spacious and good to drive too.

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    Volvo V40 (With Safety Pack)

For the third year running, the top spot belongs to the Volvo V40 (with the additional safety pack) which is hardly surprising given the Swedish manufacturer’s outstanding reputation for vehicle safety.

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