Citroen C4 Picasso and Honda CR-V get five star treatment

New Citroen C4 Picasso.

TWO family cars have come top of the ratings in the latest Euro NCAP crash ratings tests. The Citroen C4 Picasso and the Honda CR-V both got overall five star ratings.

The Honda with a score of 93 per cent pipped the Citroen’s 86 per cent score for adult safety. But for those with children the C4’s 88 per cent rating for child safety will count highly against the CR-V’s 74 per cent.

The Honda scored maximum points in the side barrier impact test which measures safety when a car is struck from the side. The test reports said that there was good protection for all areas of the body.

The Citroen shone when it came to child safety. The car safety organisation said that the Picasso scored maximum points in the tests using a three-year-old child dummy.

Euro NCAP organises crash-tests and provides motoring consumers with an independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.

Established in 1997, Euro NCAP is represents seven European governments, as well as motoring and consumer organisations in every European country.

As well as revealing its latest safety tests the organisation also gave two new Advanced awards to Fiat and Mitsubishi for their Autonomous Emergency Braking systems.

Fiat’s City Brake Control, available as an option on the Panda and 500L, is designed to give added to protection to drivers to help avoid low speed crashes. It will automatically brake to avoid collisions.

And the Mitsubishi Forward Collision Mitigation, available on the Mitsubishi Outlander is designed to warn drivers of an imminent threat of rear end collision at low and medium speeds.

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