Volvo V40 safest family car

The Volvo V40 has been named the Safest Used Car for Families for the third year in a row at the Co-op Insurance Safest Used Car Awards.

The awards, which celebrate the safest used cars typically bought by families in the UK, are in partnership with vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research.

The Volvo V40 with Driver Support Pack was voted the overall winner based on analysis of a wide range of used family cars, all of which must have a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, CO2 emissions of 120g/km or lower, and be available on the second-hand market for £15,000 or less. The cars were then evaluated further on crash worthiness, including ratings for adult, child and pedestrian protection, and the availability of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).

Not only does the Volvo V40 come with AEB as standard, it was also the first car in the world to be fitted with a pedestrian airbag to help protect pedestrians in an accident.

Nick Ansley, head of motor insurance at Co-op Insurance, said, ‘We wanted to create a clear list of the Top 10 Safest Used Cars for Families to enable families to make informed decisions when it comes to buying a used car. We’re pleased that the Volvo V40 with the safety pack has topped the list once again, for the third year running, providing an affordable choice that will keep families safe.’