2018 Nissan LEAF Scores 5 Stars on Tougher Safety Test

From pestering Elon Musk to earning 5 stars on the tough new European NCAP safety tests, the new-for-2018 Nissan LEAF just keeps on giving you more reasons to love it. What’s more, the little EV scored a 93% rating for adult safety- second only to the ultra-safe 2018 Volvo XC60 (so far).

    In these Euro NCAP tests, the LEAF earned a 93 percent rating for adult safety and an 86 percent rating for child protection … New LEAF 5-star rating reflects the advanced driver assistance systems packaged on the car. Technologies such as camera and radar feature extensively to provide benefits such a pedestrian recognition and form the basis of Nissan’s acclaimed ProPILOT system for safer, more confident driving …

    The announcement has been released just months after the Japan New Car Assessment Program also awarded the car the top 5-star grade following rigorous testing. In earning the top rating, the LEAF scored 94.8 points out of a possible 100 for occupant safety in a collision. The program is organized by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims’ Aid.

I think a bit of self-congratulatory Nissan fanboy-ism is in order, don’t you? Let me know what you think of the LEAF’s stellar safety performance- and whether that safety tick would be enough to get you to buy one!- in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Source | Images: EuroNCAP, via Cleantechnica.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.