/EuroNCAP Gives 4 Stars To 2010 Jaguar XF

EuroNCAP Gives 4 Stars To 2010 Jaguar XF

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We’ve just been telling you that since all new cars get 5-star rating, there’s no point in reporting their crash test results. But then we opened another EuroNCAP document just to see the 2010 Jaguar XF has got only 4 stars! It’s rather surprising and disappointing to be honest, becasue it means this high-tech Jag is actually less safe than most of Kia and Hyundai hatchbacks which all got 5!

And it’s not just one field that XF’s safety is mediocre! EuroNCAP’s rating for this car are 75 percent for adult safety, 65 percent child safety, 43 percent pedestrians, and 71 percent safety assist. These are quite average results. Now Jaguar has to be quick doing something about it, becasue just knowing it’s a four-star car can drive customers away.

Although the XF comes as standard with a complete range of safety features, EuroNCAP says structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions and protection for the knee/femur/pelvis body region was rated as marginal.

“The front passenger airbag cannot be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The labels warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position were not sufficiently clear. The restraint of the 18 month dummy had instruction and warning labels which were not permanently attached and points were lost as a result.”

Again, 4 stars does not mean Jaguar XF is unsafe, but naturally you expect a car of this class and price to be perfect in every aspect.

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