The latest Clio achieved an AOP score of 96%, and also scored 89% for child occupant safety. The new Volkswagen T-Cross scored 97% for AOP.
Thatcham Research, the only UK safety research centre that conducts Euro NCAP tests, noted the high level of driver assistance systems fitted as standard to many of the cars tested.
Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s director of research, said: “Achieving a five-star rating has never been so demanding, so it is pleasing to see car makers continuing to rise to the challenge.
“Consumers have never had it so good and can expect nothing less than top level safety from these vehicles.”