All Countryman models get an alarm, eight airbags, stability control, traction control, rear parking sensors and a tyre pressure monitor. Adaptive cruise control with emergency braking and traffic sign recognition are among the options.
Euro NCAP has crash tested the Countryman and it received its full five-star rating. However, seeing as all of the Countryman’s best rivals get five stars too, it’s worth delving into the finer points of its score breakdown.
On closer inspection, both the Audi Q2 and Seat Ateca score more highly in their adult, child and pedestrian protection scores, meaning while the Countryman is certainly commendable, these rivals proved even safer across the board.
However, NCAP has penalised it more heavily for getting standard automatic city braking technology, unlike these rivals which do.
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