EuroNCAP tests of the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra electric cars

Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra undergo Euro NCAP safety tests

Despite being two electric cars, the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra are actually the same vehicle but from different brands, as Toyota and Subaru joined forces to launch these two vehicles on the same platform, although they are marketed under their respective brands.

As for the Euro NCAP safety tests, both have achieved the maximum score of five stars. They achieved overall scores of 88 out of 100 per cent for ‘Adult Occupant’, 87 out of 100 per cent for ‘Child Occupant’, 79 per cent for ‘Vulnerable Road Users’ and 91/100 for ‘Safety Assist’.

In detail for each of the sections, the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra achieved ‘Adult Occupant’ scores of 12.4 out of 16 for ‘Frontal Impact’, 15.5/16 for ‘Side Impact’, 3.7 out of 4 for ‘Rear Impact’ and, the highest score of 2 out of 2 for ‘Rescue and Extrication’.

In ‘Child occupant’, they scored highest in two of the three sections: ‘Crash test performance based on 6 and 10 year olds’ with 24 out of 24 points and in ‘CRS installation check’ with 12 out of 12. In ‘Protection characteristics’ they scored 7 out of 13 points.

For ‘Vulnerable road users’, they scored 27 out of 36 points for ‘Pedestrian impact protection’ and 15.7/18 for ‘AEB for vulnerable road users (VRU)’, further divided into: ‘AEB for pedestrians’ with 7/9 points and ‘AEB for cyclists’ with 8.7 out of 9.

Finally, in ‘Safety Assist’, high scores were achieved in each of the four sections, with the highest score in ‘Driver Condition Monitoring’ with 3 out of 3 points. In ‘Speed Assist’ they score 2.4/3, in ‘Lane Departure Assist’ they score 3.5 out of 4 points and in ‘Car-to-Car AEB’ they score near the top with 5.8 out of 6 points.

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