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THE UK’s Co-op In­surance and Thatcham Re­search have re­leased its an­nual list of top 10 safest used cars.

The Volvo V40 topped the list with the re­searchers ad­vis­ing buy­ers of used cars to look for safety fea­tures of mod­ern cars as to ben­e­fit from the real world ben­e­fits of life-sav­ing, crash preven­tion tech­nolo­gies. Matthew Avery, head of re­search at Thatcham Re­search, said the more safety tech­nol­ogy is fit­ted as stan­dard on new cars in the first place, the bet­ter used cars buy­ers will be able to ac­cess it.

The 2017 top 10 safest used cars in the UK are:

• 2012 Volvo V40

• 2012 VW Golf

• 2014 Nis­san Qashqai

• 2013 Peu­geot 308

• 2015 Opel As­tra

• 2013 Mazda 3

• 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

• 2012 Honda Civic

• 2012 Mazda CX5

• 2014 Fiat 500L. — WR.

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