Euro NCAP: 2012 Chevrolet Captiva gets five star rating image

One of the best sold GM SUVs in Europe, the Chevrolet Captiva, managed to score a five star rating at the recent Euro NCAP testing, which will definitely play an important role in selling more crossovers on the Old Continent.

According to the specialists at Euro NCAP, the Chevrolet Captiva scored 88 percent for adult occupants, indicating a good knee and femur protection. Euro NCAP says that all the body areas were well protected in the side barrier test and the vehicle managed to score maximum points in the test.

The Chevy Captiva scored almost a perfect score in the side impact with a pole and with the rear end impact. Children are also well protected inside the crossover and the vehicle got 82 percent in the 18 month old infant and 3 year old child protection test.

A large score was received thanks to the front passenger airbag which can be disabled, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in the seating position.

The bonnet provides good protection for pedestrian impact but the front end of the vehicle is not so “friendly” to legs and femurs.