The Thatcham Research Consumer Security Rating assesses a new vehicle’s all-round security.
To gain a Superior award, a certified immobiliser and alarm must be fitted, along with other features such as double-locking and wheel security.
Cars must also pass a Relay Attack test conducted by Thatcham Research technicians. Should it fail, a Poor rating is given.
Only the model from a range with keyless entry and start available is tested.
So, if you’re considering a new car but have concerns about keyless entry and start security, scroll down to find out which carmakers have, and haven’t, introduced fixes.
Note: if a car has passed the Relay Attack test, yet still received an Unacceptable, Poor or Basic rating, that car will be missing certain traditional security features.