Vehicle Ratings

A star rating system is used to rate a vehicle's performance in each of these areas:

ANCAP test results

New car safety ratings (ANCAP) are determined by crash testing vehicles in a controlled laboratory setting using crash-test dummies, while Used Car Safety Ratings are calculated from statistical analysis of police reports on crashes that have occured over the past twenty years in five states of Australia and in New Zealand. Learn more

Used car safety ratings

Used Car Safety Ratings are calculated from a statistical analysis of police crash reports; specifically crashes that have happened over the last 20 years in New Zealand and in five states of Australia. There are currently about a million crashes in this database. Learn more

Fuel economy ratings

The importance of fuel economy is simple - it saves you money. A fuel efficient car makes personal sense. The less fuel you use, the more money you save. The way that you drive and maintain your car can also affect its fuel economy. Learn more

Air pollution ratings

Air pollution is caused by pollutants (such as nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and particulates). These contribute to smog and can create health problems for people. The amount of pollutants your car emits depends on how cleanly it burns the fuel. Learn more

CO2 emission ratings

It's widely believed that CO2 is the main greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Fuel combustion in the engine of your car emits this gas. And the amount of gas emitted is directly related to the amount of fuel used. So the more fuel efficient your car is, the less CO2 it will produce. Learn more