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rating Archives - Car Safety Rules

Renault Captur gets five-star rating, but brand’s leadership on safety weakens

May 29, 2013 | 1

Euro NCAP crash test results for the Renault Captur give the car a five-star safety rating, but there are signs the company is placing less emphasis on safety. Once a leader

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Mercedes recalls Citan MPV to fix side airbag issue

May 7, 2013 |

Mercedes is recalling the Citan MPV in Europe because of the faulty side airbags highlighted in the car’s Euro NCAP crash test. The car received Read More

Toyota Auris scores five stars for crash safety, but door opens during test

March 5, 2013 | 2

The Auris is the car that Toyota wants to compete with the VW Golf and Ford Focus on quality and safety. The car has just achieved a five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s Read More

Driver airbag in Toyota RAV4 fails to stop dummy’s head in crash test

March 5, 2013 |

The Toyota RAV4 has received five stars in a Euro NCAP safety assessment, but lost critical points in the frontal impact test when the driver’s airbag failed Read More

Ford Kuga named the safest small SUV of the year

January 23, 2013 | 1

Compact SUVs are great for families; the Ford Kuga is just that little bit safer than anything else available at the moment. Achieving the highest crash test score Read More

Euro NCAP to make five-star rating more desirable for car buyers

January 23, 2013 | 1

Changes to Euro NCAP’s safety assessments this year will highlight the cars that offer the most affordable accident prevention technologies. The organisation Read More

US crash test exposes weakness in Prius, Europe unlikely to adopt test

January 3, 2013 |

The Toyota Prius has performed badly in a new test by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Most US midsize cars are already achieving reasonable Read More

Ford leads on big people carrier safety with five-star Transit Custom

December 12, 2012 |

By the time you’ve loaded up an MPV with all the kids’ stuff, a couple of their friends and perhaps a pet or two, it’s easy to see why some people are attracted to family vans. The space and versatility make family trips and activities Read More

Do parents need a Euro-NCAP style safety rating for child seats?

December 11, 2012 |

Virtually every product available to buy online these days now has a star rating. We all write reviews, provide feedback on the seller and pick a star rating. Read More

Dacia Lodgy safety test rated worst of 2012

November 28, 2012 |

Renault Group’s Dacia Lodgy has produced the lowest Euro NCAP safety rating for a 2012 European car. The Lodgy’s results come just a week after the Sandero, Read More