The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its latest round of results for the Nissan Navara, Toyota Sienta and Honda Civic.

Starting with the Navara pick-up truck, which now obtains a five-star rating after going through a second round of testing, this time with three airbags fitted (dual front, driver’s knee). The result is an adult occupant protection (AOP) test score of 14.44 points out of a maximum possible 16 points, an improvement from the 12.34 points obtained in March.

Child occupant protection (COP) also sees an improvement, with a 61% compliance instead of 37% before. As per ASEAN NCAP’s requirements, only models that come equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a seatbelt reminder system (SBR) can receive a five-star safety rating. As such, the sole variant without ESC (2.5 S MT) will get four stars instead.

Moving on, the Honda Civic scored 14.74 points out of a maximum possible 16 points in AOP, along with an 86% compliance in COP, good for a five-star safety rating for the C-segment model. The model tested here is sourced from Thailand and does not come with a front passenger SBR (and only two airbags), hence a four-star rating is applied instead.

Thankfully, the Malaysian-spec Civic is equipped with the passenger SBR, as well as six airbags (dual front, side and curtain) from the base 1.8 S variants, right up to the 1.5 TC-P. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Isofix mounts, ABS with EBD, brake assist and hill start assist are standard kit as well.

Finally, the Toyota Sienta also receives a five-star rating, scoring 15.26 points in AOP, and a 74% compliance in COP. However, like the Navara, the five-star safety rating is only given to variants equipped with ESC, while variants without it get four stars instead.

The good news is, all Malaysian-spec variants of the Sienta – 1.5V and 1.5G – come with the stability control system, along with other standard safety features such as traction control, three airbags (dual front and driver’s knee) and Isofix child seat anchors.