Three SUVs score best in EuroNCAP 2017 results

2017 Subaru XV Crash Test

EuroNCAP, the European New Car Assessment Program, has released its crash test data from 2017, with three SUVs included in the best safety data.

This includes crash and safety information from its seventy crash tests throughout the year.

As you would expect, Volvo scored highly with its new XC60, coming out on top of the “Large Off-Road” class.

Meanwhile the Subaru XV headed the list in the “Small Family Car” category, along with its sibling the Impreza.

The other SUV included was the Volkswagen T-Roc, which scored best in the “Small Off-Road” Class.

Each vehicle was naturally awarded with five stars for safety, but more importantly, each offers both active and passive safety systems.

Safety data is continuously recognising the role of active safety in preventing crashes before they happen, with things like autonomous braking and lane drift assistants lending a higher score to those vehicles which have it included as standard.

EuroNCAP says that speed assistance systems were offered on 92 percent of the new cars tested, and was standard equipment on 82 percent of vehicles sold.

“It is encouraging to see so many new cars performing so well in all areas of safety, and being equipped with greater and greater levels of life-saving technology,” said Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP.

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