Which crossovers are the safest according to EuroNCAP experts: Hyundai, Opel, Ford, Toyota or Subaru

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Five crossovers took part in the next series of safety tests, three of them are Hyundai brands. The smallest Korean was the only model that failed to earn five stars.

Four stars is also a very good result, especially for such a compact car: a similar crossover received a similar rating this year.

But it does not have a central airbag between the driver and passenger, and those that do do not work perfectly, as a result — the same results in 11.8 points based on the results of frontal and side impacts. Coupled with conservative ratings for preventive safety features such as adaptive cruise control, this yielded only four stars out of five.

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Two more crossovers, the compact Toyota Yaris Cross and the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, also became honors. Each has its own records: Toyota has the best head restraints (4 out of 4) and maximum pedestrian friendliness (78%), Ford has the highest result in side impacts (15.5 out of 16) and a perfectly working system retention in the strip.

Although all the records this time are local, within the group of newcomers: the Chinese crossover Lynk & Co 01 remains the leader in terms of protecting the occupants of the cabin this year, the best in pedestrian safety is Subaru Outback, and it is also the least likely to get into an accident.

However, before the end of the year, EuroNCAP will probably still conduct a couple of series of destructive tests.