Sunday, June 12, 2016

How Safe is Your Car? ASEAN NCAP Test Results


There’s always a burning question: which is the safer vehicle? Given that safety is now fast becoming an important consideration for Filipino families, it’s good to get the results straight from the experts. In this case, it’s the ASEAN NCAP.

The ASEAN NCAP or New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia is the newest addition to the NCAP family and is targeted to elevate vehicle safety standards particularly in the ASEAN area. It’s a response to the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety which started in 2011 and runs until 2020.

Sample of a 0-star rated car.
The ASEAN NCAP is a collaborative effort between the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Global NCAP. In their assessments, there are two rating schemes based on Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) which is given by a star-rating and a Child Occupant Protection (COP) which is given in a percentage-based rating.

Take note: for a vehicle to be awarded a full 5-star rating, it must be equipped with Electronic Stability Control or ESC. Otherwise, the rating is dropped to just a maximum of 4 stars. Also, ASEAN NCAP notes that larger vehicles and smaller vehicles cannot be compared apples-to-apples. The test simulates crashing a vehicle against something similar to its own mass (+/- 150 kilograms).

Currently, the ASEAN NCAP hasn’t tested all models available in the market, so the results below represent those already tested by the organization. Since the list is long, it’s been reduced to models/variants which are similar (not all models are the same) to what is sold in the Philippine market.

Sample of a 4-star rated car.
This list will be updated regularly so you can bookmark this page for your reference.

Chevrolet Colorado 
Model Tested: Crew Cab (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (14.19 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 63 percent

Chevrolet Sonic
Model Tested: 1.4L (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.19 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 78 percent

Ford Everest 
Model Tested: 3.2 Trend (7 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 Stars (15.38 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 81 percent

Ford Fiesta
Model Tested: 4DR Ti-VCT (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 Stars (15.73 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 66 percent

Ford Ranger
Model Tested: 2.2 4WD (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (15.45 / 16.00)
Child Occupancy Protection: 63 percent

Ford Ranger
Model Tested: 2.2 4WD (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (15.45 / 16.00)
Child Occupancy Protection: 63 percent

Honda City
Model Tested: 1.5 (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (15.80 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 83 percent

Honda City
Model Tested: 1.5 (6 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (15.80 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 83 percent

Honda CR-V
Model Tested: 2.0 V (2 Airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 Stars (15.46 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 86 percent

Honda HR-V
Model Tested: 1.8 E (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 Stars (15.21 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 73 percent

Honda Jazz
Model Tested: SV (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (15.58 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 71 percent

Honda Jazz
Model Tested: (6 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (15.58 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 71 percent

Hyundai EON
Model Tested: GL M/T (No airbags)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 0 stars (0.00 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 27 percent

Hyundai i10
Model Tested 1.1 (2 airbags)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 1 star (4.40 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 79 percent

Isuzu D-Max
Model Tested: Crew Cab 4x4 (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (11.87 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 71 percent

Isuzu mu-X
Model Tested: 4x2 (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (11.87 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 73 percent

Kia Picanto
Model Tested: 1.2 STD (No airbags)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 0 stars (0.40 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 29 percent

Mitsubishi Mirage
Model Tested: 1.3 GLS (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (13.07 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 43 percent

Mitsubishi Strada
Model Tested: Double Cab (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (13.56 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 48 percent

Nissan Almera
Model Tested: 1.2 (1 airbag)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.74 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 52 percent

Nissan Altima
Model Tested: 2.0 XL (6 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (16.00 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 88 percent

Nissan NP300 Navara
Model Tested: 2.5 Double Cab (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.34 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 37 percent

Nissan X-Trail
Model Tested: 2.0 2WD (2 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 Stars (15.10 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 72 percent

Subaru XV
Model Tested: 1.6i (3 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (14.31 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 67 percent

Suzuki Ciaz
Model Tested: 1.4L (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (14.56 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 37 percent

Suzuki Ertiga
Model Tested: 1.4L (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.39 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 33 percent

Suzuki Swift
Model Tested: 1.4L GLX (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (13.32 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 77 percent

Tata Vista
Model Tested: 1.4 GZX (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 3 stars (9.24 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 53 percent

Toyota Avanza
Model Tested: 1.3 M/T (2 airbags)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.98 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 38 percent

Toyota Corolla Altis
Model Tested: 1.8 E (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (13.35 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 78 percent

Toyota Corolla Altis
Model Tested: 2.0 V (7 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (14.88 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 78 percent

Toyota Hilux
Model Tested: 2.8 D A/T (3 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (14.53 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 71 percent

Toyota Innova
Model Tested: 2.0S M/T (3 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (14.10 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 76 percent

Toyota Innova
Model Tested: 2.0S M/T (5 airbags, ABS, and Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (14.10 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 76 percent

Toyota Vios
Model Tested: 1.5 J M/T (2 airbags, ABS)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (13.61 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 48 percent

Toyota Wigo
Model Tested: 1.0 E (2 airbags)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 4 stars (12.84 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 82 percent

Volkswagen Polo Sedan (Tested as Vento)
Model Tested: 1.6 (4 airbags, ABS, Stability Control)
Adult Occupancy Protection: 5 stars (14.51 / 16.00)
Child Occupant Protection: 85 percent

Last updated: June 12, 2016. All photos courtesy of ASEAN NCAP.

20 comments:

  1. Safety:
    COLORADO - 5 stars: STRADA - 4 stars: NAVARA - 4 stars: DMAX - 4 stars:

    Power & Torque ?
    No need to mention, everybody knows !

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    1. I quote:

      "ake note: for a vehicle to be awarded a full 5-star rating, it must be equipped with Electronic Stability Control or ESC...
      ...Since the list is long, it’s been reduced to models/variants which are similar (not all models are the same) to what is sold in the Philippine market."

      Sadly, the Philippine-spec Colorado doesn't have Electronic Stability Control (ESC), at least when I last drove it. So technically, our PHL market Colorado also drops to 4 stars.

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  2. Totally Agree, Safety + Power = Winner !!!

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  3. How about Isuzu's top selling model, the Crosswind? I wonder what its rating is considering a lot of people buy them. It must be safe since its their number one selling model right? People are not stupid enough to buy unsafe cars right??? Right???

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  4. Crosswind, Adventure, Innova and Starex are AUV means "gawang talyer" so that they are not eligible to NCAP testing. So please be advised to drive safely when using these third world vehicles. Please correct me if im wrong.

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    1. That is incorrect. Both the Innova and the Starex have NCAP ratings, for example (both are 4 star vehicles).

      The Starex is a global commercial vehicle. AUVs like the Innova, Adventure and Crosswind are built on manufacturing production lines too, just like global vehicles. It is less expensive for manufacturers to do this on such high volume models.

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    2. Agree with Ivan. If you scroll through the list, the all-new Innova has already been tested.

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    3. So what's the crosswind's rating? The crosswind is safe right? A lot of people can't be that stupid right? I mean its Isuzu's top selling model! Filipinos are not stupid right????

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    4. Ok, I'll bite. The Crosswind and Adventure are being sold because consumers keep buying them. At this point, the Adventure is 17 years old and the Crosswind is 15 years old. They should have been replaced a long while ago. But they're just reliable and cheap to run that's why people keep buying them.

      We still keep using the jeepney, when we should be using buses in their place.

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    5. No one's answering my question. Is the crosswind safe or not? Would Filipinos seriously put their family inside this death trap all because it's "cheap and reliable"?

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    7. I told u, crosswind is gawang talyer, no airbags so it does not qualify for any NCAP test, means zero stars as in (o) itlog !

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    9. Ah ganoon ba? Eh bakit madami bumibili ng crosswind? Top selling model pa nga daw ng Isuzu, di pala qualified sa NCAP? Ibig sabihin ba nito, the driving force behind Isuzu's sales are a bunch of morons?

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  5. Kudos to Honda for having mostly 5 stars (except ones without ESC).

    LOL at KIA Picanto, 0 stars!

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    1. Hyundai Eon too. 0 stars. Pathetic Korean cars.

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  6. Rating for Suzuki Celerio please

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  7. Celeri(0) as in last letter zero. Because no airbag = no test.

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  8. celerio have two airbags

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