Every Captur gets six airbags, stability control, emergency brake assist (which automatically applies maximum braking pressure if the system detects that you haven’t braked hard enough in an emergency) and hill-start assist as standard. What’s more, it achieved a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating in 2013, with scores of 88% for adult occupant protection, 79% for child occupant protection, and 61% for pedestrian protection. By contrast, the Nissan Juke scored similar figures for adult and child protection in its 2011 crash test, but only 41% for pedestrian impact protection.
A Blind Sport Warning system, that is capable of detecting the presence of moving vehicles in the door mirror blind spots, is also available from Dynamic S Nav. Unfortunately, automatic emergency braking isn't available, even as an option.
Deadlocks – which prevent a door being opened, even if the window is smashed – and an engine immobiliser help protect your car from thieves. A tyre inflation kit is standard across the range, but you can add a space-saver spare tyre that doesn’t intrude on boot space. An alarm is a dealer-fit accessory.
Security experts Thatcham awarded the Captur five out of five for resisting being stolen, and four out of five for resisting being broken into.
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