The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has released its latest round of results for the Audi Q7, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Honda HR-V. All three vehicles tested managed to obtain a full five-star rating from the independent vehicle safety organisation.

First up, the Audi Q7, which managed to obtain a score of 36.1 out of a possible 38 for adult occupant protection. In the full width frontal test, the SUV managed a score 7.42 out of 8, with whiplash protection receiving a “Good” score. The Q7 also managed to score 43.4 out of 49 for child occupant protection and 25.4 out of 36 for pedestrian protection.

The ANCAP safety rating is adapted from tests performed by Euro NCAP, and thus applicable to the 3.0 litre diesel variants. Standard safety features include dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains), EBD Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), ESC and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (results based on the Triton pick-up) on the other hand managed to obtain a score of 36.22 out of 37. For the side impact test, the SUV scored a full 16 out of 16, while the frontal offset test netted 15.22 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection on the other hand, scored “Good” and “Acceptable” respectively for the Pajero Sport.

All variants of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport fall under the five-star ANCAP safety rating. Safety kit for the SUV include dual frontal, side chest, driver knee and side head airbags (curtains) that come as standard. Other features such as ESC, EBA and EBD are standard on the Mitsubishi SUV as well, with AEB being an option on higher variants.

Lastly, the Honda HR-V nets a five-star rating after achieving an overall score of 36.21 out of 37. The crossover managed to obtain near-identical scores to the Mitsubishi in the frontal offset test (15.21 out of 16), side impact test (16 out of 16), whiplash protection (“Good”) and pedestrian protection (“Acceptable”).

On the Australian-market HR-V, six airbags come as standard (dual frontal, side chest, side head), along with ESC, EBD, EBA, ABS and hill launch assist. However, additional safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, automatic headlights and lane support system are reserved for higher variants. The score obtained (testing done by ASEAN NCAP) is applicable to all variants of the crossover.