The ten safest cars of 2019 have been revealed by vehicle experts.

The list has been compiled by a panel made up of Thatcham Research’s Director of Research Matthew Avery, Euro NCAP’s Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen and Claire Evans, Consumer Editor for What Car? Magazine.

Factors taken into account include a five-star Euro NCAP rating and high overall Euro NCAP testing scores, affordability, standard-fit crash avoidance technology and driving assistant systems such as adaptive cruise control.

“Carmakers have really raised their game this year; drivers have never been safer behind the wheel,” said Avery.

“Should the worst happen, motorists are incredibly well protected. But crucially, these cars have an abundance of standard-fit safety systems designed to prevent crashes. These innovative technologies are watching the road when you aren’t and the continued progression in their performance is genuinely exciting for road safety.”

The results reveal the ten safest drives of 2019 (in alphabetical order) are:

  • BMW 3 Series
  • Mazda 3:
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Seat Tarraco
  • Škoda Scala
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Volkswagen Golf 8
  • Volkswagen T-Cross