Top safety score for Hyundai Tucson

New Hyundai Tucson gets maximum Euro NCAP safety score.

Top safety score for Hyundai Tucson - the new Hyundai Tucson has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP safety score.

Australian versions of the new Hyundai Tucson SUV should soon boast a five-star ANCAP safety rating after the recently released new model scored a top rating in European testing.

But the news wasn’t so good for another new model with Euro NCAP handing the Mazda MX-5 just a four-star safety rating.

In announcing that the new Hyundai Tucson had qualified for the maximum safety rating, Euro NCAP said the new generation compact SUV achieved high scores in all areas of assessment.

Adding that when compared to its predecessor tested in 2006, the new Hyundai Tuscon showed a worthy evolution in terms of safety all-round, and more specifically in safety assist.

While in regards to the new Mazda MX-5, Euro NCAP reports that the Mazda combined good all-round performance in crash tests with exceptional pedestrian protection thanks to the deployable bonnet fitted as standard.

However, the fitment of the latest crash avoidance technology was felt to be unnecessary by Mazda for the fourth generation roadster. In particular the absence of AEB disappoints as many similarly-priced cars in other segments offer this safety equipment at least as an option.

Interested in a Hyundai Tucson? Check out our most recent Hyundai Tucson review.

In other road safety news; 2016 Toyota HiLux scores five-star ANCAP safety rating and 2016 Volvo XC90 scores top safety rating.

Joel Helmes