The safest used cars according to NCAP Safety Rating

At AvailableCar, we think that safety should always be a priority when choosing a used car, and often it is right at the top of the list, particularly for families travelling with young children. Looking at the NCAP safety rating of a used car is a great way to establish how safe the car is.

Most modern cars are now well equipped to protect the occupants in an accident, with some even having safety technology to prevent an accident from happening in the first place, therefore, choosing a used car based on an NCAP safety rating alone can be a difficult decision. Safety equipment such as electronic stability programmes (ESP), ISOFIX child-seat mounts and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are common on most modern cars, but some have even newer safety technology such as autonomous braking (AEB) and lane-departure warning systems.

NCAP safety rated used cars

Mercedes Benz A-CLass

Winning Euro NCAP ‘Small Family Car’ class in 2018, the Mercedes Benz A-Class scores a 5-Star rating with 96% for adult occupant safety. It also includes an impressive safety kit as standard including autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist and Mercedes Attention Assist system which can actually monitor the driver for signs of fatigue!

Audi A6

The Audi A6 earned a 5-Star NCAP safety rating in both 2011 and 2018. In 2011, it achieved adult and child occupant scores of 91% and 83% respectively. In 2018, this increased to 93% and 85% respectively.

BMW 3 Series

In 2012, the BMW Series 3 achieved a 5-Star NCAP safety rating with adult and child occupancy scores of 95% and 84% respectively. This increased in 2019 to 97% and 87% respectively still achieving a 5-Star NCAP safety rating.

VW Polo

Scoring 5-Stars in a Euro NCAP test back in 2017, the Volkswagen Polo is an impressive, and surprisingly spacious supermini that has a great collection of safety assets hidden beneath its sleek, urban run-around exterior. It’s packed with VW safety innovations, including its signature Front Assist, as well as Blind Spot Monitoring and City Emergency Braking systems.

Ford Galaxy

Named safest large MPV in 2015 with a 5-Star NCAP safety rating, and an 87% adult and child occupancy score, it remains a great and very safe choice for families looking for a larger family car. Despite its boxy appearance, the fourth-generation Galaxy is a solid drive and includes safety measures like enhanced vehicle stability systems and various driver assistance features included within Ford’s MyKey technology.

VW T-Roc

In 2017, the VW T-Roc earned a 5-Star NCAP safety rating safety by scoring an excellent 96% for adult protection and 87% for child protection.


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Find a huge range of 5-Star NCAP safety rated used cars at AvailableCar!

At AvailableCar, we understand how important safety is when it comes to purchasing a used car. We have over 5,000 to choose from, and our in-store team is always happy to advise you on the safest used cars available.


Available Car Ltd is a family-owned business, first established in the Midlands in 2002. Over the last 18 years, we have expanded to become one of the UK's largest and most successful used car supermarkets, with stores in Castle Donington, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Cannock and Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Our no-hassle approach and relaxing, friendly environment make the AvailableCar shopping experience unique. We don’t employ salespeople, instead, we employ Helpers and Customer Service Managers. Our shopping experience is built around our customers, and how they like to shop. Instead of selling cars to our customers, we help our customers to buy – but only when help is required! It’s simple really, we make it all about you, not us!

It is 100% true. We don’t employ salespeople, instead, we employ Helpers and Customer Service Managers. You won’t be approached by our staff, however, our helpful and friendly team members will be on hand should you require any assistance. Just read our customer reviews!

We offer a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty with all our used cars, however, there is also an option to purchase an extended warranty of up to 3 years at the point of sale.

Driveaway today is available on all cars that have been fully prepared.

Yes, all fitted extras listed with each car are included in the purchase price of the car.

No. We don’t charge an Admin Fee for the simple reason that we don’t believe it is fair. Other dealers charge customers to cover their paperwork, checks, valeting or even the cost of number plates. We do this FREE OF CHARGE.

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