Euro Ncap safety ratings - what they mean
THE European New Car Assessment Programme organises crash tests of the most popular cars sold in Europe.
Euro Ncap awards a star rating which means that the safety performance of vehicles of similar size and age can be compared.
The latest refinement to the test is to offer a so-called dual rating: one which relates to the standard car, and a second which demonstrates the effect of optional safety equipment.
In order to give readers the most helpful information, Irish News Drive, where possible, gives a car's percentage score in the four key areas on which Euro Ncap bases its star rating: adult occupant safety; child occupant safety; pedestrian safety; and safety assist technology.
We will also indicate in which year a car was tested and whether it has a dual rating.
Read more about Euro Ncap here.