Automobile safety rating

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An automobile safety rating is a grade given by a testing organisation to a motor vehicle indicating the safety of occupants in the event of a motor vehicle crash.


In Australia, vehicle safety ratings are provided by ANCAP whose procedures are similar to EuroNCAP.


In Europe, vehicle safety ratings are provided by EuroNCAP.

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.

Established in 1997 and now backed by seven European Governments, the European Commission and motoring and consumer organisations in every EU country, Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging significant safety improvements to new car design.

Latin America[edit]

Since 2010, Latin NCAP has been rating new cars for Latin America and the Caribbean with procedures similar to the ones used by EuroNCAP.[1]

United States[edit]

In the U.S., an NCAP which provides vehicle safety ratings is run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


  1. ^ "For Safer Cars". Latin Ncap. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2011-11-13.