Small cars offer many benefits – typically lower purchase prices, great fuel economy, and ease of manoeuvrability making parking a breeze.
Unfortunately, in an effort to keep the price of smaller cars down many manufacturers choose not to install the same level of safety equipment often found in their larger models.
This is especially concerning as small cars often come off second-best in collisions with larger vehicles.
If you’re looking for the benefits of small car ownership in the UAE combined with optimal safety features we have the cars for you, check them out below.
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Mercedes-Benz features heavily in this Top 5 list, with two vehicles represented along with the Infiniti Q30 which sits on a Mercedes-Benz A-Class platform.
Mercedes-Benz take a holistic approach to safety with a strong focus on both passive and active safety features in all of their cars. They are one of the few brands in the UAE which import all of their cars with front, side, and curtain airbags as a minimum.
The A-Class (offered in both sedan and hatchback shapes) receives a full 5 Star Euro NCAP rating and all cars feature a crash warning system as standard.
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The Mercedes-Benz CLA sits on the same platform as the #1 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and features an almost identical list of safety features.
All CLA models are fitted with seven airbags, a crash warning system, and all but the lowest model also include a blind spot warning system.
The Infiniti Q30 sits on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, giving it all the benefits of the German brand’s excellent architecture with a different approach to styling.
Like the Mercedes-Benz models the Infiniti Q30 receives a full 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating with seven airbags, a crash warning system, and a lane departure warning system all standard.
While the Q30 doesn’t quite have the same level of features as the Mercedes-Benz models, it is offered at a significantly cheaper price point making it a tempting alternative.
The only electric car on the list, the Chevrolet Bolt is packed with a great range of features to justify its premium price point.
Just the one version of the Bolt is available in the UAE which is fitted with six airbags, a full suite of active safety features, and boasts a full 5-Star NCAP rating.
Like the A-Class, the Mazda 3 is offered in both hatchback and sedan shapes, with both models receiving a full 5 Star NCAP rating with a minimum of six airbags across the range.
The top models are packed with a great range of features including a full suite of active safety features and offer excellent value for money.