Safest passenger car under $30k
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From $25,590 before on-road costs
All variants except S and Sport
From $29,540 before on-road costs
RACV’s inaugural Victoria’s Safest Cars awards reveal the safest vehicles on the market.
The Toyota Yaris light hatchback is the safest car you can buy for under $30,000, according to RACV’s inaugural Safest Car Awards.
The Yaris took the honours as the safest vehicle in the under-$30,000 passenger-car category in RACV’s 2020 Victoria’s Safest Car awards, thanks to its five-star ANCAP safety rating and healthy list of standard safety features.
RACV vehicle experts collaborated with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) to compare crash-safety ratings and data to find the safest new cars in each of four consumer categories. Drawing on ANCAP results, the RACV judges found Mazda’s CX-30 is the safest SUV under $35,000, the Land Rover Defender is the safest SUV over $35,000, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA takes honours as the safest passenger car over $30,000.
ANCAP tests about 95 per cent of all new cars sold on the Australian market, awarding each a safety rating out of five stars, based on rigorous assessments across four key areas – adult-occupant protection, child-occupant protection, vulnerable road-user protection and safety assist. Only those cars that perform to the highest standard across all crash tests and assessments achieve five-star status.
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