Safety features should be high on your list of requirements when shopping for a car.

It is important that any vehicle you choose offers you maximum protection from injury in a crash. It should also offer protection to other road users. Safety features you should look for at a minimum include: 

  • a full set of airbags
  • anti-lock brakes
  • traction and stability control 

New car safety ratings

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) involves crash testing new vehicles to compare the level of protection provided in front and side collisions. ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs and transport authorities. 

Used car safety ratings

The Used Car Safety Ratings provide you with an overall crash safety rating for used vehicles. It includes a model's impact on unprotected road users and drivers of other vehicles. Safety ratings are for most of the popular models found in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

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