Used Car Safety Ratings out now

The latest UCSR are based on statistics collected from car crashes in Australia and New Zealand between 1990 and 2016, where someone was killed or seriously injured. Over seven million police reported crashes were analysed in the latest UCSR.

Used cars can offer great value, particularly for those on low budgets who can’t afford showroom expenses. But not all used cars are principally safe – in fact, a driver in the worst rated vehicle in this year’s Used Car Safety Ratings is ten times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than a driver in a vehicle in the safest category.

The good news is that there is at least one excellent safety performer awarded the full five-star rating in every vehicle category in this year’s Ratings, making it even easier for motorists to pick the safest car for their budget.

Vehicles can also be awarded a “safe pick”. These vehicles provide excellent protection to their own driver and cause less serious injury to other road users.

Check out the latest Used Car Safety ratings here.