The all-new Ford Puma has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating with the little SUV praised for its all-round collision performance.

The new Ford Puma will go on-sale later this month (we’ll share our first drive review once the embargo lifts next week) and it’s had a shot in the arm, scoring a 5 star ANCAP rating. While recent ANCAP tests, Yaris and D-Max, were tested under stricter 2020 criteria, the Puma was rated based on 2019 data from EuroNCAP, and here’s how it rated:

  • 94% Adult Occupant Protection;
  • 86% Child Occupant Protection;
  • 77% Vulnerable Road User Protection; and
  • 74% Safety Assist.

According to ANCAP, the Puma’s standard active safety system was a highlight as was the protection afforded by the vehicle’s structure.

“In both the side impact and oblique pole tests, protection of all critical body regions was Good and the Puma scored full points in both of these tests,” said ANCAP Director – Communications & Advocacy, Rhianne Robson.

“In terms of active safety, the Puma’s autonomous emergency braking system is able to detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as other vehicles, and in these tests the system’s overall performance was rated as Good with collisions avoided or mitigated in most scenarios.”

“Lane-keep assist functionality also scored well, with the Puma able to detect dashed and solid line markings as well as the road edge, and provide assistance to the driver to help avoid the vehicle straying from its intended lane or running-off-road,” Mrs Robson added.

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