Independent crash tester ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the new Holden Acadia and BMW X5.
The Holden Acadia performed well across the criteria achieving 94 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 74 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 86 per cent for Safety Assist.
ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin, said, “These are impressive results and it is encouraging to see Holden offer such a strong safety performer in this competitive family SUV segment.”
Attributed to the high scores for the Acadia is the inclusion of side head-protecting curtain airbags which extend to cover all three seating rows. There are also top tether anchorages offered for all second and third-row seating positions and a range of driver assistance technologies which are standard across all variants.
“Full points were scored in testing of its lane support systems, autonomously maintaining lane position within line markings as well as the un-marked road edge. The Acadia also intervened in overtaking scenarios, passing the more critical emergency lane keeping tests,” said Mr Goodwin.
The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Acadia variants.
Also performing well was the new BMW X5 which scored 89 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent for Child Occupant protection, 75 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 71 per cent for Safety Assist.
X5 models also feature active safety systems which performed strongly in avoiding collisions with vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists, though emergency lane keeping was not available.
“The X5’s autonomous emergency braking system scored close to full points across all test scenarios for the avoidance of pedestrians and cyclists in both daylight and night-time conditions.”
“Engineers noted concerns with the deployment of the knee airbag, and a penalty was applied against the test results of both the frontal offset and full-width frontal tests. Areas of the dash were also identified as a potential source of injury for the driver’s knees, and penalties were applied,” Mr Goodwin added.
The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to the 3.0-litre diesel variants of the X5 only.
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