Prized for its autonomous emergency braking system.

In its latest batch of tests Euro NCAP has analyzed the safety ratings of the recently launched Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Italian sedan is achieving a top rating of five stars along with two other vehicles – the SEAT Ateca and the new Volkswagen Tiguan.

A standardly equipped Giulia shows almost perfect 98-percent score for the adult occupants protection with the passenger compartment remaining “stable in the frontal offset test.” What’s more important, dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger. The car performs equally well with occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions.

Child occupants are also safe in the Giulia, as Euro NCAP reports a very strong 81-percent rating in that category. In the frontal test, protection was “good or adequate” except for the chest of the six-year-old dummy, the safety organization explains. In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was “good for both the six- and ten-year children.”

The Giulia is also prized for some of its safety and assistance systems, such as the autonomous emergency braking system that works at highway speeds and comes as standard on the model. However, Euro NCAP points out that the driver-set speed limiter “cannot easily be set or adjusted while the car is moving” and was not rewarded.

Source: Euro NCAP