The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Toyota Corolla and Holden Acadia have been named Australia’s safest cars for 2018 by ANCAP, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority.
All three cars received five star safety ratings and are examples of how vehicle brands are aiming for the highest levels of crash protection and prevention.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class was the standout in terms of overall safety, with a score of 89.6%. The vehicle achieved the highest Vulnerable Road User Protection and equalled the highest Child Occupant Protection rating.
The safest passenger car was claimed by the Toyota Corolla hatch with a score of 87.4%, demonstrating that safety can be accessible and affordable.
The Holden Acadia received an overall rating of 87% as the safest sports utility vehicle (SUV). The Acadia's range of active safety systems performed very well in preventing or reducing the severity of crashes with pedestrians and cyclists and provides good protection for vehicle occupants.
A full list of ANCAP rated vehicles can be found here
Watch the video below for a glimpse of ANCAP's safety testing.