Honda's Civic Hybrid and Skoda's Fabia supermini have scored a disappointing four stars in Euro NCAP's adult protection crash tests.
Four out of five stars may not sound bad, but car makers are aiming for, and often now get, five stars for new models.
The Civic also scored four out of five stars in the child-protection tests and three out of four stars for pedestrian protection.
Euro NCAP found there was insufficient pressure in the driver's airbag to prevent the dummy's head from making contact with the steering wheel.
Structures in the dashboard also presented a risk of injury, which contributed to the four-star adult protection score.
Skoda's updated Fabia scored just three out of five stars for child protection and two out of four for pedestrian protection.
Euro NCAP found that structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and thighs of both driver and passenger.
In the side-impact child-protection test, the three-year-old child's restraint rotated so that the dummy's head was not fully contained within the child seat.
The Fabia scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrian's legs.
However, the front edge of the bonnet scored no points.
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