Opel-Vauxhall Crossland X – Crash Tests 2017

2017 was Euro NCAP’s busiest-ever year with nearly seventy models assessed and Euro NCAP announces the year’s best performers. Volkswagen emerges with great credit with winners in three categories – the Polo in the supermini class, T-Roc in the small off-road category and the prestigious Arteon in the executive class – and Volvo reinforces its reputation for safety with this year’s best overall performer, the large off-road XC60. The passenger compartment of the Crossland X remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Opel showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full-width rigid-barrier test, protection of the chest of the rear passenger was rated as marginal, based on dummy readings of compression but, otherwise, protection of both dummies was good or adequate. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored maximum points. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. However, the rear head restraints could not be adjusted high enough and whiplash protection here was rated as poor. An autonomous emergency braking system is available as an option but, as it is an option, it is not included in this assessment