The safest cars in the first half of the 2022

Euro NCAP publishes a new round of crash tests, with outstanding notes for all participants: only outstanding and notable.

The independent laboratory Euro NCAP has published a new round of safety tests for the most recent models on the market. In this new group, there has been no car with negative results. Most have gotten the maximum score and those have not reached four stars.

This entity always assesses the models according to four evaluation areas: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian, and safety assistants. In addition, it examines vehicles both with their standard equipment and with optional safety packages.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

Alfa Romeo Tonale

The first of the cars evaluated in the last round is the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the new compact SUV from the Italian brand. Of him, the agency notes that “it met all the requirements for a 5-star rating, despite lacking central airbags and proving to be an aggressive collision partner in frontal crashes.” These are his notes:

  • Adult occupants: 83%
  • Child occupants: 85%
  • Vulnerable users: 67%
  • Security assistants: 85%

Cupra Born

Cupra Born

The Cupra Born has also achieved five stars. A logical result, since it uses the same platform as the VW ID. 3, which was already done with the same result back in the day. The Spanish electric compact has obtained the best score in adult protection.

  • Adult occupants: 93%
  • Child occupants: 89%
  • Vulnerable users: 73%
  • Security assistants: 80%

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage

A similar situation has occurred with the Kia Sportage, which shares development with the Hyundai Tucson and with which it shares an overall rating: of 5 stars. In his case, he has scored 87% in adult occupant protection, the best of his ratings.

  • Adult occupants: 87%
  • Child occupants: 88%
  • Vulnerable users: 66%
  • Security assistants: 72%

Mercedes T-Class

Mercedes T-Class

Both the Citan Tourer and the T-Class, both Mercedes models, have also achieved the maximum score, achieving outstanding results in all areas, except for the protection of vulnerable users.

  • Adult occupants: 91%
  • Child occupants: 93%
  • Vulnerable users: 69%
  • Security assistants: 90%

BMW i4

BMW i4

Of BMW’s electric sedan, the body notes that “equipped with a sensor suite similar to that of the 3 Series tested in 2019, the large sedan missed some critical crash avoidance points.” This is clear from their scores, with security technology being the worst-rated area.

  • Adult occupants: 87%
  • Child occupants: 87%
  • Vulnerable users: 71%
  • Security assistants: 64%

Toyota Aygo

Toyota Aygo

According to Euro NCAP, Toyota’s urbanite is handicapped by some more advanced safety assistants missing, though on the whole, it performs well in all areas.

  • Adult occupants: 78%
  • Child occupants: 78%
  • Vulnerable users: 74%
  • Security assistants: 81%

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