The safest used buy

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Volvo’s V40 has been rated the safest used car bought by fam­i­lies in the UK.

It has won the Co-op Safe Used Car 2016 ti­tle, awarded in con­junc­tion with safety ex­perts Thatcham Re­search.

Co-op In­surance awarded the tro­phy to the Volvo V40 with Driver Sup­port Pack, which beat strong com­pe­ti­tion from the Volk­swa­gen Golf and Nis­san Qashqai to claim the crown.

In or­der to be in the run­ning for the award – which is the first to recog­nise safety in the UK used car mar­ket – all the cars had to have a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rat­ing, CO2 emis­sions of 120g/km or lower and be avail­able to buy on the sec­ond-hand mar­ket for £15,000 or less.

The cars were then eval­u­ated fur­ther on their crash wor­thi­ness, which in­cluded rat­ings for adult, child and pedes­trian pro­tec­tion.

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