ANCAP has released ratings for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, Nissan X-Trail, and Toyota Corolla Cross, with all the SUVs achieving five-star safety ratings as the 2020-2022 test and rating criteria draw to an end. All of the vehicles were tested by partner organisation Euro NCAP.
All petrol, diesel, and PHEV variants of the three-row Range Rover and partner model Range Rover Sport achieved five-stars, with full points scored for protection of adult and child occupants in the side impact test and the driver in the oblique pole tests. AEB car-to-car and AEB car-to-pedestrian (forward) performance also scored well, however active avoidance of pedestrians while reversing is not offered. A centre airbag is not offered on the Range Rover or Range Rover Sport, but ANCAP said that owing to the size and design of the cabin, performance in far side impact tests was respectable.
The X-Trail, assessed as a partner model to the recently high-scoring Nissan Qashqai, was shown to offer a comparable high level of active safety performance, achieving an overall safety assist score of 97 per cent, contributing to its five-star rating. Child occupant protection also scored well at 90 per cent. The X-Trail rating applies to all petrol and hybrid (e-POWER) variants.
The Corolla Cross achieved the highest score (87 per cent) in vulnerable road user protection. Good scores were achieved in the side impact and oblique pole tests, as well as across the majority of autonomous emergency braking, emergency lane keeping, and lane keep assist test scenarios. However, ANCAP said marginal performance was recorded for the chest of the driver in the frontal offset test, and a penalty was applied for far side impact protection as Toyota did not provide additional information required to demonstrate that performance would provide similar levels of protection (robustness) for occupants of difference sizes. The five-star rating applies to all petrol and hybrid Corolla Cross variants.
“As we approach the end of this 2020-2022 protocol period and look ahead to a broadened test regime from 2023, it is pleasing to see a continued high level of safety performance offered from a range of brands,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg.