The Model S scored well across the board, achieving 94% for adult occupants, 91% for child occupants and 85% for vulnerable road user protection. It also scored a near-perfect 98% for its safety assist systems.
Land Rover’s new Range Rover hit 84% for adult occupants, 87% for child occupants and 82% for its safety systems, while its vulnerable road user score measured in at 72%.
The new Range Rover Sport, meanwhile, achieved a similar five-star result, but with a slightly lower 68% score for vulnerable road users.
It also matched the Model Y’s 87% score for child occupants, but it wasn’t as impressive for vulnerable road users, scoring 66%. It earned a respectable 90% for its safety systems.
The Toyota bZ4X and almost identical Subaru Soltera both earned 88% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupants, 79% for vulnerable road users and an impressive 91% for safety kit.
Smart’s radically designed new electric crossover is one of the safest models for adult protection, scoring 96%.
The Civic, meanwhile, achieved well over 80% in each of the four test categories.
The DS 9 was the only car out of the 16 tested in this round to not achieve a perfect score, but it still earned a respectable four stars out of five.
Euro NCAP said the saloon was penalised as it was an “aggressive impact partner towards other vehicles” at its front end.
‘Manufacturers are keen to achieve good scores in this year’s tests, as next year protocols become more stringent and provide increased challenges for vehicle development,” said Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen.