Car security

Before you lock in your next car purchase, use these NRMA Insurance security scores to choose a more secure model.
 
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01 .Car security scores

Car security

Engineers from the NRMA Insurance's Research Centre have assessed over 180 current-model cars across eight vehicle categories and scored them for security - an important consideration when you're choosing a car.

The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) estimates that the cost of vehicle theft in Australia is over $610 million per year, and it's consumers who pay the price through higher insurance premiums and added demands on our justice system. Waiting for police or insurance companies for resolution after your car has been broken into or stolen can cause major disruption to your work and personal life, not to mention the uneasy feeling that a stranger has invaded your privacy.

The car security scores in this report are your guide to choosing a more secure vehicle, whether it's a small car or an SUV you're considering.

How were cars scored?

The vehicles were given a score out of 100 based on three main criteria:

  • Entry systems (doors, ignition locks, alarms, rear seat/boot access and glazing),
  • Engine immobilisers (higher technology immobilisers attracting higher scores), and
  • Vehicle identification (body stamping, security labelling and microdotting).

Want more information?

For more information, go to the NRMA Insurance website. You can also take a look at our Car safety and advice section.

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Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Audi A1 2 50 24 76
Skoda Fabia Wagon 6 50 10 66
Volkswagen Polo 77TSI 4 50 10 64
Volkswagen Up! 4 50 10 64
Skoda Fabia Hatch 2 50 10 62
Hyundai i20 5 37.5 15 57.5
Hyundai Accent Sedan 4 37.5 15 56.5
Hyundai Accent Hatch 2 37.5 15 54.5
Mitsubishi Mirage 0 32.5 20 52.5
Peugeot 208 3 32.5 15 50.5
Suzuki Alto 0 42.5 0 42.5
Citroen DS3 4.5 32.5 0 37
Holden Barina Sedan 1 32.5 0 33.5
Holden Barina Hatch 0 32.5 0 32.5
Toyota Yaris 0 32.5 0 32.5
Mitsubishi iMiev 2 20 10 32
Kia Rio 0 20 10 30
Chery J1 3 20 4 27
Mazda Mazda2 0 20 6 26
Opel Corsa 2.5 20 2 24.5
Proton S16 4 20 0 24
Honda Jazz 2 20 0 22
Nissan Micra 2 20 0 22
Suzuki Swift 2 20 0 22
Ford Fiesta 0 20 0 20
Toyota Prius C 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Audi A3 7 50 24 81
Subaru Impreza 2 37.5 38 77.5
Mini Cooper Paceman S 9 50 15 74
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 5 50 15 70
BMW 1-Series 2 50 15 67
Mini Cooper Clubman S 2 50 15 67
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1 50 15 66
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 0 50 15 65
Volkswagen Golf 5 50 10 65
Volkwagen Jetta 4 50 10 64
Holden Cruze CDX Wagon 2 50 10 62
Volkswagen Beetle 2 50 10 62
Holden Volt 1 50 10 61
Lexus CT200h. 4 50 2 56
Hyundai i30 3 37.5 15 55.5
Hyundai Elantra 1 37.5 15 53.5
Volvo V40 3 50 0 53
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.5 50 0 52.5
Ford Focus 1 50 0 51
Peugeot 308 3.5 32.5 10 46
Kia Cerato 5 20 15 40
Holden Cruze CD Hatch 7 32.5 0 39.5
Holden Cruze CD Sedan 7 32.5 0 39.5
Citroen C4 4.5 32.5 0 37
Citroen DS4 4.5 32.5 0 37
Peugeot 3008 4.5 32.5 0 37
Honda Civic Hatch 1 32.5 0 33.5
Toyota Corolla 1 32.5 0 33.5
Opel Astra 2 20 10 32
Chery J3 1 20 10 31
Kia Soul 0 20 10 30
Nissan Leaf 0 20 10 30
Mazda Mazda3 0 20 6 26
Proton Preve 2 20 0 22
Honda Civic Sedan 0 20 0 20
Mitsubishi Lancer 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Audi A4 Wagon 4 50 23 77
Audi A5 Sportback 4 50 23 77
Subaru Liberty 0 37.5 38 75.5
Volkswagen CC 9 50 10 69
BMW 3-Series 3 50 15 68
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 0 50 15 65
Volkswagen Passat 4 50 10 64
Mazda 6 7 50 2 59
Lexus IS 6 50 0 56
Ford Mondeo 5 50 0 55
Citroen DS5 3.5 50 0 53.5
Toyota Camry 3 50 0 53
Hyundai i40 Tourer 0 37.5 15 52.5
Volvo S60 0 50 0 50
Volvo V60 0 50 0 50
Peugeot 508 3.5 32.5 10 46
Citroen C5 4.5 32.5 0 37
Opel Insignia 6.5 20 10 36.5
Suzuki Kizashi 2 20 0 22
Holden Malibu 1 20 0 21
Honda Accord Euro 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Jaguar XJ 8 50 24 82
Jaguar XF 7 50 24 81
Audi A6 4 50 24 78
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 0 50 15 65
BMW 5-Series 4 50 10 64
Holden Commodore 1 50 3 54
Lexus GS-Series 3 50 0 53
Skoda Superb 2 50 0 52
Toyota Aurion 1 50 0 51
Nissan Maxima 0 20 20 40
Ford Falcon 3 32.5 0 35.5
Chrysler 300 2 20 10 32
Honda Accord 1 20 0 21

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Volkswagen Caddy Life 4 50 0 54
Volkswagen Multivan 4 50 0 54
Hyundai iMax 1 37.5 15 53.5
Peugeot 5008 0 33 15 48
Kia Rondo 1 20 15 36
Ssangyong Stavic 1 20 15 36
Citroen C4 Picasso 1 32.5 0 33.5
Toyota Prius V 1 32.5 0 33.5
Chrysler Voyager 0 20 10 30
Kia Grand Carnival 3 20 0 23
Honda Odyssey 0 20 0 20
Toyota Tarago 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Audi A3 Convertible 4 50 25 79
Audi A5 Convertible 4 50 25 79
BMW 1-Series Convertible 4 50 25 79
BMW 3-Series Coupe 4 50 29 79
Audi TT Coupe 4 50 18 72
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 4 50 18 72
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible 5 50 15 70
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 1 50 15 66
Volkswagen Scirocco R 5 50 10 65
Mini Cooper S 4 50 10 64
Volkswagen EOS Covertible 4 50 0 54
Hyundai Veloster 1 37.5 15 53.5
Peugeot RCZ 7.5 32.5 0 40
Toyota 86 0 32.5 0 32.5
Honda CR-Z 2 20 0 22
Kia Cerato Koup 2 20 0 22

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Subaru Forester 3 37.5 40 80.5
Range Rover Autobiography 10 50 20 80
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 8 50 20 78
Subaru Tribeca 0 37.5 40 77.5
Subaru XV 0 37.5 40 77.5
BMW X1 8 50 15 73
Mitsubishi Outlander 7 50 15 72
BMW X3 5 50 15 70
Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI 9 50 10 69
BMW X5 8.5 50 10 68.5
Infiniti FX 8 50 10 68
Audi Q3 2 50 15 67
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class 0 50 15 65
Mitsubishi Challenger 0 50 15 65
Range Rover Evoque 6.5 42.5 15 64
Skoda Yeti 4 50 10 64
Volkswagen Tiguan 4 50 10 64
Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.5 50 10 63.5
Toyota RAV4 6 50 6 62
Holden Colorado7 1 50 10 61
Holden Trax 1 50 10 61
Lexus RX 7.5 50 2 59.5
Hyundai Santa Fe 1 37.5 20 58.5
Lexus LX570 5 50 2 57
Mazda CX-9 3 50 2 55
Mazda CX-5 2 50 2 54
Ssangyong Korando 1 37.5 15 53.5
Honda CR-V 1 50 0 51
Toyota Prado 1 50 0 51
Holden Captiva7 1.5 42.5 0 44
Peugeot 4008 1 32.5 10 43.5
Toyota FJ Cruiser 2 37.5 2 41.5
Nissan X-Trail 0 20 20 40
Hyundai ix35 4.5 20 15 39.5
Ford Territory 0 37.5 0 37.5
Mitsubishi ASX 5.5 20 10 35.5
Toyota Landcruiser 3 32.5 0 35.5
Great Wall X240 0 20 15 35
Citroen C4 Aircross 1 32.5 0 33.5
Jeep Compass 3 20 10 33
Ford Kuga 0 32.5 0 32.5
Kia Sorento 1 20 10 31
Nissan Dualis 0 20 10 30
Chery J11 3 20 4 27
Toyota Kluger 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

Use the table below as a guide to choosing a more secure car in this category. The higher the total score, the more secure the vehicle.

NRMA Insurance's Car Security Scores*
Make Model Entry (/10) Immobiliser (/50) Vehicle ID (/40) Total (/100)
Volkswagen Amarok Ute 2 50 10 62
Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute 5 37.5 15 57.5
Holden Commodore Ute 1 50 3 54
Hyundai iLoad Van 1 37.5 10 53.5
Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 2 37.5 5 44.5
Ford Ranger Super Cab Ute 6 32.5 2 40.5
Holden Colorado Dual Cab Ute 3 20 10 33
Mitsubishi Triton Ute 0 20 10 30
Ford Falcon Ute 0 20 0 20
Isuzu D-Max Ute 0 20 0 20
Mazda BT-50 Dual Cab Ute 0 20 0 20
Nissan Navara Dual Cab Ute 0 20 0 20
Toyota Hilux Dual Cab Ute 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

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