These are the safest new cars on the road today, according to official safety authority, Euro NCAP.

Read on for Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class award winners, based on crash tests of more than 40 new cars carried out during 2015…

Euro NCAP’s Best-in-Class winners

Large off-road: Volvo XC90
The best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2015, was Volvo’s XC90. The Swedish company’s new flagship achieved an outstanding 97 percent for adult occupant protection and a maximum 100 percent for its safety assist technologies.

Small off-road: Mercedes-Benz GLC
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is the best small off-roader of 2015. It’s packed with standard safety equipment, including systems that provide braking assistance in an emergency and warn if the driver is becoming drowsy, plus tech that senses an accident and can automatically tighten seat belts.

Large family car: Jaguar XE
In the large family category, two cars performed equally well: the Jaguar XE and the Toyota Avensis gave identical overall results. The Jaguar takes top honours in this category as all of its safety equipment is standard. The Toyota has some driver assistance technologies as an option, however comes at a generally lower price.