Two BMW’s – the 1 Series and the 3 Series – both achieve a maximum five-star rating in the latest EuroNCAP crash tests.
The Jeep Cherokee and the Peugeot 208 settle for four stars apiece.
The Peugeot 208 narrowly misses out on a five-star rating, so drops a star compared to the previous-generation vehicle, that offered fewer standard safety technology but was tested against less stringent requirements in 2012. The supermini meets the five-star requirements in all areas except the protection of vulnerable road users, so ends up with a four-star rating overall.
The Jeep Cherokee sits squarely in four-star territory, with good but unexceptional performance across the board, but a huge improvement over its larger stablemate, the Wrangler, tested last year.