The second generations of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 premium SUVs have managed to obtain a five-star rating from Euro NCAP during the latest crash tests.
The XC90 managed to stand out from the crowd thanks to a maximum score obtained in the crash avoidance and driver assistance tests. It’s also the first car to obtain full points in the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) car to car rear-end tests.
As for the Q7, it received the “Euro NCAP Advanced” reward for the multi collision brake assist system and for the Audi pre sense basic system which tensions the seatbelt and closes the windows and sunroof before an imminent collision.
Euro NCAP also crashed other cars to find out how safe these are in case of an accident and they also gave a five-star rating to the following models: Volkswagen Touran, Ford Galaxy/S-MAX, Renault Kadjar and Toyota Avensis. The Mazda CX-3 only got four stars because although it’s offered with an optional autonomous emergency braking, it seems not a lot of people are willing to pay more to add it. As for the new Mitsubishi L200, this one too also got only four stars because it doesn’t come with AEB.