Five-star safety for latest BMWs

Four stars for new Peugeot 208 and updated Jeep Cherokee

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The all-new BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, while the new Peugeot 208 and updated Jeep Cherokee scored four stars.

The new BMW 3 Series received particular praise, with the best results of any large family car tested by Euro NCAP against the 2018/2019 protocols.

Meanwhile, the all-new Peugeot 208 and facelifted Jeep Cherokee both scored four stars. The Peugeot result is something of a surprise, given that it is a brand new model and the previous 208 range scored the full five stars (as did the Peugeot 207 before that).

The Peugeot 208 narrowly missed out on a five-star rating, according to Euro NCAP, as it met the five-star requirements in all areas except the protection of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists, basically), which resulted in it being docked a star. So you’ll probably be OK if you’re inside the Peugeot but not so much if you get run down by one…

The Jeep, on the other hand, is a mid-life update rather than an all-new car. Back in 2013 when it was launched, the Cherokee scored five stars, and this new result highlights the tougher safety standards that cars must meet in 2019 to get a top score.

Euro NCAP described the Jeep Cherokee’s result as a “good but unexceptional performance across the board”, although the body did note that it was a considerably better result than the new Wrangler, which scored a lamentable one-star rating last year.

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Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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