Nissan Ariya, X-Trail, Qashqai e-POWER and Juke Hybrid all achieved five-star Euro NCAP ratings.​

​Euro NCAP recently published the scores for Nissan's most recent electrified line-up additions, the Ariya pure electric vehicle and the X-Trail equipped with e-POWER, both of which received five stars. With the addition of the Hybrid and e-POWER versions, Nissan's entire electric vehicle and electrified crossover lineups now have five-star Euro NCAP ratings.

​Adult Occupant protection rating

The Ariya and the X-Trail scored highly in the adult occupant protection category, with 86% and 91%, respectively. The two vehicles are constructed with ultra-high-strength steel in key areas to improve rigidity while absorbing and reducing impact forces to preserve passenger safety. The Ariya and the new X-Trail both have a central airbag to reduce the likelihood of driver-front seat passenger head collisions in a side impact, resulting in excellent lateral impact scores of 14.9 and 16, respectively.

Child Occupant rating

The X-Trail and Ariya both received near identical scores when it came to child occupant protection, with 89% and 90%, respectively. The X-Trail received a remarkable score in the crash-test assessment for child occupants based on six and 10-year-old children, obtaining 23 out of a possible 24 points. The Ariya also received a maximum score of 22 out of 24 points. Both vehicles obtained a maximum of 12 points for the installation of Child Restraint Systems (CRSs).

Vulnerable road users’ rating

There are several active safety aids in the new X-Trail that help to identify and alert drivers to pedestrians or other people on the road. The Ariya achieves 74% in the same assessment. If the car anticipates an impact with a vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist, Intelligent Emergency Braking alerts the driver and applies the brakes. Likewise, Moving Object Detection warns the driver of an unseen object near the vehicle.

Safety assist

Euro NCAP recognises that preventing accidents is preferable, but recognises that technology that helps drivers avoid collisions receives points.

The new X-Trail and the Ariya both received top marks in this category thanks to Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. AEB is one of a wide range of intelligent technologies offered, which detects when the car in front is braking and then brakes the vehicle autonomously.

The Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention on both models detects when a vehicle in another lane has not been spotted by the driver and directs the vehicle back into lane to avoid danger.

The identical scores achieved by the X-Trail and Ariya in the Safety Assist category show Nissan's commitment to making advanced safety technology available across all of its models. Furthermore, the identical ratings on the other tests demonstrate that point.

The Qashqai and X-Trail both earned high scores in our last round of testing, and the X-Trail's strong performance echoes that result. The Qashqai and X-Trail are both based on the Alliance CMF-C architecture.

Euro NCAP has confirmed that the Juke Hybrid and Qashqai with e-POWER powertrains are still rated the same as their conventionally powered counterparts, providing drivers with the same level of protection and support.