Meet the ‘Safest Car in the World’, and it surprisingly doesn’t cost a mint Volvo/Twitter
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It?s hard to be perfect but an SUV from Volvo came pretty darn close.

The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has rated the Volvo XC60 as the best of the best where safety is concerned. The SUV scored five full stars in the ratings, according to the

NCAP tested the 2017 model in a multitude of areas including front head-on and side impact crashes. Testers found crash dummies suffered little impact in those scenarios due to a combination of deployed airbags and structure of the SUV frame. They also found the risk of whiplash was greatly reduced due to new seatbelt technology preventing the head from snapping forward.

The SUV scored 98% in adult occupant safety, 87% in child protection and 95% in safety assist with things like auto emergency braking and lane-assist.

An added bonus is this SUV isn?t priced out of reach for many car buyers. You can still find new 2017 models starting at around $40,000, used models slightly less, making this an affordable peace of mind for your family.

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