Euro NCAP rated best and worst child safety vehiclesJanuary 12, 2020
Specialists named the rating of the best and worst cars for child safety.
Euro NCAP European Committee conducts crash tests and evaluates car safety. Specialists have preferred the Subaru Forester crossover for family trips.
The Japanese crossover was able to demonstrate impressive performance during crash tests. Forester has received the highest safety rating for front and side impact. Specialists noted only that the model is not equipped with ISOFIX restraint devices in the front passenger and central rear seats. The car rating was 91%, which corresponds to 45 points.
Somewhat behind the leader of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class. The car received a rating of 91% or 44.8 points. This car also has good protection against side and front impact. Euro NCAP experts praised the airbag deactivation system if it detected a rear child seat in the front.
Closes the top five Mercedes-Benz B-Class with a score of 90% or 44.5 points. Mercedes-Benz GLE scores were 90% (44.2 points), while the Mercedes-Benz EQC scored 90% (44.1 points).
Unsatisfactory protection of children upon impact was demonstrated by the MG HS compact car. It is worth noting that the model received a five-star safety rating, but experts noted a weak level of protection for the child’s head and neck.
The Tesla Model X electric car received high marks when testing side impact, but Euro NCAP experts felt that there was very little space on the optional third row of seats for installing a universal child restraint.
During SEAT Alhambra testing, experts noted the “marginal” protection of the neck and chest of a 10-year-old child’s dummy with a frontal impact. Volkswagen Sharan and Jeep Cherokee were also included in the list of worst cars, which also received a low rating for neck protection.
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