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ANCAP Safety Ratings

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes.

ANCAP involves crash testing new model vehicles - under strictly controlled conditions - to compare the injury levels (and survival prospects) of occupants involved in frontal and side impacts.

There is also a separate test to assess pedestrian protection. The results of these tests are not included in the overall evaluation, but are reported separately.

ANCAP is an important consumer safety initiative that is supported by RAA, the other Australian motoring associations, the State government road and transport authorities in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services, the New Zealand Automobile Association and New Zealand Land Transport Safety Authority.

The ANCAP website contains full details on testing and results for a range of vehicles.

Thinking about buying a new car? Click here to find out how safe the vehicle you're considering is, using the ANCAP crash test results.

For more details visit the ANCAP website, www.ancap.com.au/

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