The Fortuner achieved an overall score of 33.95 out of 37 when tested, with 13.45 out of 16 given for frontal off-set collision safety, and 16 out of 16 for side-impact safety.
The Everest fared slightly better than its rival, scoring 35.98 out of 37 overall, due to a better result in the frontal off-set crash-test – it scored 15.38 out of 16.
The updated models of the Ford Ranger MKII, and Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series also retain the five-star ratings of their predecessors, with the Land Cruiser 200 scoring 33.09 out of 37 overall, and the Ranger scoring a near-perfect 36.72 out of 37 overall.
According to ANCAP, the proportion of models achieving five-star ANCAP safety ratings has gradually increased from zero in 2002 to 77 per cent (of rated models on sale) today.
ANCAP specifically noted an increasing safety focus in the off-road SUV market.