The latest generations of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have both received a five-star rating from safety authority ANCAP.

    The flagship Range Rover received an adult occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 86 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 72 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 84 per cent.

    The Range Rover Sport’s rating was based on testing of its larger sibling, though additional frontal offset and oblique pole tests were conducted on a plug-in hybrid Sport to confirm the results.

    It received similar category ratings: 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 69 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 84 per cent for safety assist.

    The five-star ratings for both SUVs apply to all variants in their respective model ranges.

    The safety authority praised the performance of the two SUVs’ autonomous emergency braking system, and awarded full points for adult and child occupant protection in the side impact test and for the protection of the driver in the oblique pole test.

    ANCAP did, however, flag the absence of a centre airbag and reverse AEB with pedestrian detection on both models.

    Standard safety equipment in Australia across both model lines includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Surround-view camera
    • Adaptive cruise with lane-keep assist
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Rear cross-traffic alert

    The Range Rover models joined the Nissan X-Trail and Toyota Corolla Cross in receiving some of the last ratings under the current 2020-22 test and rating criteria.

    “As we approach the end of this 2020-2022 protocol period and look ahead to a broadened test regime from 2023, it is pleasing to see a continued high level of safety performance offered from a range of brands,” said ANCAP chief executive officer Carla Hoorweg.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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