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.
If it has one, the car’s keyless entry and start system must also pass a Relay Attack test conducted by Thatcham Research technicians. Should it fail, a Poor rating is given.
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.