Euro NCAP awarded the 5008 five stars in its crash tests and, if you look at the individual scores for each category, it gets good ratings across the board. Although it equals the X-Trail for adult occupant protection and beats it for child occupant protection, the Volkswagen Tiguan is even better for adults. That said, the Tiguan isn’t quite as good for protecting kids on board.
Even the entry-level Active model gets active safety gizmos to hopefully stop you from having an accident, including automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Step up to Allure trim and this adds automatic high beams, blindspot warning, a driver attention alert – to point out if the drivier is tired – and lane assist. Working in combination with the lane departure warning, lane assist will actually nudge you back into line if you stray out of your lane.
Security experts Thatcham Research gave the 5008 five stars out of five for resisting a thief trying to pinch it from your driveway and four out of five for holding out against someone trying to break in.
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