The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent advice and information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes.
Since 1993, ANCAP has published crash test results for over 300 vehicles. These vehicles are awarded star ratings indicating the level of safety they provide in the event of an accident. The higher the ANCAP star rating the better the vehicle performed in tests. ANCAP recommends that consumers only buy ANCAP 5 star rated vehicles.
ANCAP is committed to:
crash testing new motor vehicles and publishing the results;
contributing to the systems approach to improving road safety: safer drivers in safer cars on safer roads;
educating and influencing decision makers to effectively legislate and advocate for improved car safety;
working with manufacturers and importers to raise the bar on safety improvements and its importance to the consumer;
and cooperating with international advocates to lift and align safety standards around the world.