Volvo's new large luxury SUV scored particularly highly for adult protection, with Euro NCAP's testers noting that the XC90's standard autonomous emergency braking system was capable of bringing the car to a halt before a collision occured in all of its tests, hence earning maximum points.
The XC90 also scored 100% for its safety assistance systems, which all feature as standard. The Q7, meanwhile, marginally beat the XC90's score for child protection.
The new Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi L200 were also tested, and both scored four stars. Euro NCAP says both cars were let down because they do not feature a full range of safety systems as standard. The L200 doesn't offer autonomous emergency braking, while the CX-3 only offers the system as an optional extra.