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 190 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 Sportback 2 50 24 76
Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan 0 50 24 74
Mini Cooper 3 Door 5 50 15 70
Mitsubishi I-MiEV 5 Door 2 50 15 67
Skoda Fabia Wagon 6 50 10 66
Volkswagen Polo 5 Door 4 50 10 64
Volkswagen Up! 3 Door 4 50 10 64
Renault Clio 2 50 10 62
Skoda Fabia 5 Door 2 50 10 62
Hyundai i20 6 37.5 15 58.5
Hyundai Accent 5 Door 3 37.5 15 55.5
Peugeot 208 5 Door 3 32.5 15 50.5
Alfa Romeo Mito 0 20 20 40
Fiat Punto 4 20 15 39
Kia Rio 3 Door 4 20 15 39
Citroen DS3 5.5 32.5 0 38
Fiat Panda 2 20 15 37
Ford Fiesta ST 3 Door 2.5 32.5 0 35
Kia Rio 5 Door 0 20 15 35
Holden Barina Sedan 1 32.5 0 33.5
Chery J1 3 20 10 33
Holden Barina 5 Door 0 32.5 0 32.5
Toyota Prius-C 0 32.5 0 32.5
Toyota Yaris 5 Door 0 32.5 0 32.5
Nissan Micra 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)
Audi A3 Sportback 5 Door 7 50 24 81
Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan 5 50 20 75
Audi A3 Sedan 0 50 24 74
Mini Cooper Paceman 3 Door 9 50 15 74
Kia Cerato Sedan 5 50 15 70
BMW 1-Series 5 Door 4 50 15 69
Volkswagen  Golf 5 Door
 7 50  10  67
Kia  Cerato 5 Door
 1 50  10  66
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1 50 15 66
Volkswagen Jetta 4 50 10 64
Skoda Octavia 5 Door 2 50 10 62
Skoda Octavia Wagon 2 50 10 62
Volkswagen Beetle 3 Door 2 50 10 62
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 0 50 10 60
Skoda Rapid Spaceback 0 50 10 60
Ford Focus ST 7 50 0 57
Lexus CT 200H. Hybrid 4 50 2 56
Hyundai i30 Wagon
3 37.5 15 55.5
Citroen DS4 6.5 32.5 15 54
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 3.5 50 0 53.5
Hyundai Elantra 1 37.5 15 53.5
Hyundai i30 5 Door 1 37.5 15 53.5
Hyundai Veloster 1 37.5 15 53.5
Mazda Mazda3 5 Door 1 50 2 53
Volvo V40 3 50 0 53
Holden Cruze Sedan 1 50 0 51
Peugeot 308 5 Door 3.5 32.5 15 51
Holden Cruze 5 Door 7 32.5 0 33.5
Citroen C4 5.5 32.5 0 38
Peugeot 3008 4.5 32.5 0 37
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1 32.5 3 36.5
Chery J3 1 20 15 36
Kia Soul 0 20 15 35
Toyota Corolla 5 Door 1 32.5 0 33.5
Nissan Leaf 0 20 10 30
Proton S16 4 20 0 24
Honda Civic Sedan 2 20 0 22
Proton Preve 2 20 0 22
Honda Civic 5 Door 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)
Audi A4 Wagon 4 50 24 78
Audi A5 Sportback 5 Door 4 50 24 78
Subaru Liberty Sedan 0 37.5 38 75.5
Mercedes-Benz CLA45 5 50 15 70
Volkswagen CC 9 50 10 69
BMW 3-Series Active Hybrid Sedan 3 50 15 68
BMW 3-Series Sedan 3 50 15 68
BMW 3-Series Wagon 3 50 15 68
Mercedes-Benz CLA200 0 50 15 65
Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4 50 10 64
Holden Volt 5 Door 2 50 10 62
Infiniti Q50 1 50 10 61
Mazda Mazda6 Sedan 7 50 2 59
Mazda Mazda6 Wagon 7 50 2 59
Lexus IS 6 50 0 56
Ford Mondeo Wagon 5 50 0 55
Hyundai i40 Sedan 1 37.5 15 53.5
Toyota Camry 3 50 0 53
Hyundai i40 Wagon 0 37.5 15 52.5
Volvo S60 2 50 0 52
Volvo V60 2 50 0 52
Holden Malibu 1 50 0 51
Peugeot 508 Sedan 3.5 32.5 10 46
Citroen C5 Sedan 5.5 32.5 0 38
Citroen DS5 3.5 32.5 0 36
Kia Optima 1 20 15 36
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)
Audi A6 9 50 24 83
Jaguar XJ 7.5 50 24 81.5
Jaguar XF 6.5 50 24 80.5
Audi A8 4 50 24 78
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Wagon 5 50 15 70
BMW 5-Series 4 50 15 69
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon 0 50 15 65
Skoda Superb Wagon 2 50 10 62
Holden Calais Wagon 1 50 3 54
Holden Commodore SV6 Sedan 1 50 3 54
Lexus ES 1 50 2 53
Lexus GS 3 50 0 53
Holden Commodore Evoke Sedan 1 50 0 51
Toyota Aurion 1 50 0 51
Chrysler 300C 2 20 15 37
Ford G6 Sedan 4 32.5 0 36.5
Nissan Altima 0 20 15 35
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)
Ssangyong Stavic 1 37.5 15 53.5
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 4 32.5 15 51.5
Peugeot 5008 0 32.5 15 47.5
Dodge Journey 1 20 15 36
Fiat Freemont 1 20 15 36
Kia Rondo 1 20 15 36
Chrysler Grand Voyager 0 20 15 35
Kia Grand Carnival 0 20 15 35
Toyota Prius V 1 32.5 0 33.5
Proton Exora 6 20 0 26
Honda Odyssey 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)
Jaguar F-Type Convertible 6.5 50 24 80.5
BMW 4-Series Convertible 10 50 20 80
BMW 4-Series Coupe 10 50 20 80
Audi TT Coupe 4 50 24 78
Subaru BRZ Coupe 0 37.5 36 73.5
Volkswagen Golf Convertible 4 50 19 73
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible 5 50 15 70
BMW 2-Series Coupe 4 50 15 69
Mini Cooper S Convertible 4 50 15 69
Volkswagen Scirocco 6 50 10 66
Audi A3 Convertible 0 50 15 65
Renault Megane 3 Door 0 50 10 60
Peugeot RCZ 6 32.5 15 53.5
Kia Cerato Koup 4 20 15 39
Kia Pro_Ceed 1 20 15 36
Toyota 86 0 32.5 0 32.5
Honda CR-Z 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)
Audi SQ5 7 50 24 81
Subaru Forester 3 37.5 40 80.5
Subaru XV 0 37.5 40 77.5
Range Rover Autobiography 10 50 15 75
Audi A4 Allroad 3 50 20 73
BMW X1 8 50 15 73
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 8 50 15 73
Range Rover Sport 8 50 15 73
Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 7 50 15 72
Land Rover Discovery 4 6.5 50 15 71.5
Range Rover Evoque Coupe 6.5 50 15 71.5
Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 50 15 71
BMW X5 5 50 15 70
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 0 50 20 70
BMW X3 4 50 15 69
BMW X4 4 50 15 69
Volkswagen Touareg 9 50 10 69
Mini Cooper Countryman 3.5 50 15 68.5
Audi Q3 2 50 15 67
Mitsubishi ASX 1 50 15 66
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid 1 50 15 66
Jeep Cherokee 0 50 15 65
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class 0 50 15 65
Mitsubishi Challenger 0 50 15 65
Mitsubishi Pajero 0 50 15 65
Skoda Yeti 0 50 14 64
Volkswagen Tiguan 4 50 10 64
Peugeot 4008 1 32.5 30 63.5
Toyota RAV4 6 50 6 62
Holden Colorado7 1 50 10 61
Holden Trax 1 50 10 61
Mazda CX-9 6 50 2 58
Lexus RX450H 7.5 50 0 57.5
Toyota Kluger 4 50 3 57
Ssangyong Korando 4 37.5 15 56.5
Mazda CX-5 2 50 3 55
Peugeot 2008 2 32.5 20 54.5
Hyundai ix35 1 37.5 15 53.5
Hyundai Santa Fe 1 37.5 15 53.5
Holden Captiva7 1.5 50 0 51.5
Honda CRV 1 50 0 51
Toyota Landcruiser Prado 1 50 0 51
Toyota FJ Cruiser 2 37.5 2 41.5
Chery J11 4 20 15 39
Jeep Compass 3 20 15 38
Ford Territory 0 37.5 0 37.5
Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series 4 32.5 0 36.5
Ford Kuga 0 32.5 3 35.5
Nissan Pathfinder 4 20 10 34
Citroen C4 Aircross 1 32.5 0 33.5
Nissan Juke 2 20 10 32
Nissan Qashqai 0 20 10 30
Isuzu MU-X 4 20 0 24

*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 Transporter Van 4 50 10 64
Holden Colorado Cab Chassis 3 50 10 63
Volkswagen Amarok Utility 2 50 10 62
Ssangyong Actyon Sports Dual Cab Utility 5 37.5 15 57.5
Holden Utility 1 50 3 54
Mazda BT50 Utility 0 50 0 50
Ford Transit Custom Van 7.5 32.5 0 40
Ford Ranger Utility 7 32.5 0 39.5
Toyota Hilux Cab Chassis 0 37.5 0 37.5
Great Wall Motors V240 Cab Chassis 4 20 10 34
Mitsubishi Triton Utility 0 20 10 30
Isuzu D-Max Dual Cab Utility 0 20 0 20

*Information provided by NRMA Insurance's Research Centre

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