Euro NCAP Announces New Crash Tests Results: Jeep Compass Disappoints, Honda Civic Impresses
Since the revamp of Euro NCAP's rating in 2009, the safety organisation has upped the ante in safety by raising its criteria for 5 stars annually. This translates into significantly safer vehicles for consumers. The recently refreshed Jeep Compass, the most popular sport-utility segment in Europe, achieved only two stars against the 2012 criteria, underachieving in most areas of Euro NCAP's assessment. The compact SUV was tested with an optional side thorax airbag but its test results showed a poor protection levels, particularly in the side pole test. Euro NCAP is also publishing the results of the new Honda Civic, awarded the maximum five star rating. The 9th generation family hatchback achieved high scores in all areas of assessment, putting it on a par with its rivals in this competitive market segment. Euro NCAP has re-issued the Eight cars assessed last with regards to the 2012 tougher requirements for 5 stars: BMW 1 Series, BMW X1, Ford Focus, Ford Ranger, Mercedes M Class, Nissan LEAF, Subaru XV and Volvo V60. Available content includes footage of crash tests, still images and datasheets.