Camry, Odyssey, Forester impress during 2018 JNCAP safety tests

Suzuki and Mitsubishi achieve 5-star results, too
by Drei Laurel | Dec 3, 2018
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The National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims’ Aid has announced the latest results of the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP), and Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, Honda, and Suzuki all drove away with impressive ratings.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was awarded a five-star rating for its collision safety performance, and a two-star (out of three) rating for active-safety performance. “These ratings demonstrates the Eclipse Cross’s high levels of performance in collision injury mitigation and other areas of safety performance,” the carmaker said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Subaru’s EyeSight-equipped Forester managed to nab a three-star active-safety performance rating. The crossover’s total score was 122.3 points.

The Camry, Toyota’s midsize sedan, finished testing with 57.21 points for occupant protection, 26.32 points for pedestrian protection, and 2.0 points for passenger seatbelt reminders (PSBR)—good enough for 85.5 total points and a five-star rating.

If you’re a family guy planning to buy the Honda Odyssey, you’ll be glad to know the minivan did well, too. It scored 55.3 points for occupant protection, 26.61 points for pedestrian protection, and 2.0 points for PSBR. That’s a total of 83.9 points for a five-star rating.

Last but not least, we have the Xbee. Suzuki’s cute, quirky crossover managed 85.2 points: 54.02 for occupant protection, 29.25 for pedestrian protection, and 2.0 points for PSBR.

Keep in mind that JNCAP crash tests may have different standards versus those applied by the ASEAN NCAP. Still, it’s nice to see familiar names like the Camry, the Forester, and the Odyssey coming out of their home market with the NCAP badge of approval.

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