More crash tests from Euro NCAP

Some more cars have just been evaluated by Euro NCAP, and they hurried to release the results. We are dealing with the Fiat Bravo, the Honda CR-V, the Honda Legend, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota Corolla. The results aren't spectacular, namely they aren't out of the ordinary, just as everyone expected.

In the small family segment, where we can find the Fiat Bravo and the Toyota Corolla, things couldn't be clearer. Both the Fiat Bravo and the Toyota Corolla managed to get 5 stars in Adult Occupant Protection, but they did not do so well in Child Protection. In that category, the Fiat Bravo got only 3 stars while the Corolla received 4 stars. Pedestrian Protection is as always the least safe aspect, and this is also the case of the italian model. The Bravo scored only 2 stars in this category, while Toyota Corolla got 3 stars.

Moving on to the small off-roader segment we find the Honda CR-V and the Mitsubishi Outlander. No surprises here either, because both models got 4 stars in Adult Occupant Protection, with a plus for Honda CR-V in the Child Protection segment. (CR-V- 4 stars, Outlander- 3 stars). When it came down to Pedestrian Protection both cars handled the same, obtaining only 2 stars each.

Last but not least, the only representative of the executive segment attending - the Honda Legend - was also tested. Being alone in its segment for this test session, we have nothing to compare it with. Nevertheless, this premium model managed to get 5 stars in Adult Occupant Protection, 4 stars in Child Protection and 3 stars in Pedestrian Protection, just like the Toyota Corolla.

These tests are conducted in optimum conditions, in a special testing facility. For the front impact test, the car is smashed into an offset deformable barrier at 40 mph (64 km/h), the side impact test is conducted at 30 mph (50 km/h), the pole test at 18 mph (29 km/h) and the pedestrian test at 25 mph (40 km/h). Mentioning this you will probably get an idea about how safe you are and how much your car's rating matters when you hit something at 100 mph.
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