The three vehicles were among seven new cars were tested for safety by the car safety assessment body.
On the contrary, Toyota’s Aygo X supermini and BMW’s all-electric i4 earned only four stars, dropping by one point below the likes of the new Sportage.
The fully-revamped Kia Sportage shares a platform with the 5-star Hyundai Tucson tested last year. It is equally well equipped and scored very similarly in safety tests, earning 5 stars as well.
In the van-based MPV segment, Mercedes-Benz brings the Citan Tourer and its posher version, the T-Class. Both share the platform of the Renault Kangoo but are, across the board, better-equipped with a new centre airbag for additional far-side impact protection and high performing active safety features.
The Toyota Aygo X is the latest new arrival in the highly competitive supermini segment, where every Euro counts.
The small cross-over city car does well overall but forgoes some more advanced safety systems, resulting in a 4-star rating.
Finally, BMW’s battery electric compact executive car i4 shows that luxury does not always means better safety performance. Equipped with a similar sensor set to the 3 Series tested in 2019, the sedan missed out on some critical crash avoidance points and achieved a 4-star rating.
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