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Volvo V40 rated top for small family car safety in 2013

Volvo V40 rated top for small family car safety in 2013
Tristan Honeywill

The safety offered by the Volvo V40 shows how far the car industry has come in the past few years. The car provides crash protection that is better than many larger cars. There is also a wide range of accident prevention technologies.

Volvo’s selection as best in class by Euro NCAP is particularly impressive when you consider the other new cars tested by the organization at around the same time. Buyers in 2013 can choose from a Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a new generation VW Golf, its sister model the SEAT Leon as well as the latest Ford Focus.

All offer five-star safety and high levels of additional safety equipment. The V40 betters them by taking a holistic approach to safety.

There’s an airbag under the bonnet that prevents pedestrians from making direct contact with the most deadly parts of the car. There’s also a lot of technology on-board that aim to prevent such accidents happening in the first place. (Read our full review of the car)

As of the start of 2013, the V40 is the highest scoring car in any Euro NCAP assessment. If you’re thinking of buying any vehicle in 2013, not just a small family car, it’s worth test-driving the Volvo to see just how good the driver assistance systems are.

Volvo’s selection as best in class by Euro NCAP is particularly impressive when you consider the other new cars tested by the organization at around the same time

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