Holden Acadia

The Holden Acadia impressed across the range of assessment areas with high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (94%), Child Occupant Protection (87%), Vulnerable Road User Protection (74%) and Safety Assist (86%).

The Acadia provides side head-protecting curtain airbags which extend to cover all three seating rows, and top tether anchorages are offered for all second and third row seating positions. A range of driver assistance technologies are provided as standard across all variants.

Full points were scored in testing of its lane support systems, autonomously maintaining lane position within line markings as well as the un-marked road edge. The Acadia also intervened in overtaking scenarios, passing the more critical emergency lane keeping tests.

BMW X5

The new BMW X5 met all 5 star requirements, with its active safety systems showing strong performance in avoiding collisions with vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

The X5’s autonomous emergency braking system scored close to full points across all test scenarios for the avoidance of pedestrians and cyclists in both daylight and night-time conditions.