Two electric models were also rated in the latest EuroNCAP crash tests: both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 scored a full five stars overall.
However, in the individual categories (adult occupants, children, other road users and safety assist), the Ford scored slightly better overall, coming in at 92 per cent for adult occupants (Ioniq 5: 88 per cent) and 69 per cent for other road user protection (Ioniq 5: 63 per cent). One of the reasons for the latter rating is that the Ford has an active bonnet, which offers pedestrians and cyclists slightly better protection in the event of an accident.
When it comes to safety assistants, however, the Hyundai comes out on top with 88 percent, while the testers only gave the Ford 82 percent. When it comes to protecting children in the car, both models are tied with 86 percent.
In addition, the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the VW Touareg eHybird were crashed as PHEVs as part of the current series of tests.EuroNCAP does not give detailed results for the electrified vehicles, but merely states that the respective result of the combustion variants tested in 2018 could be confirmed - which also means five stars in both cases.