Toyota says that the new Toyota Avensis has been awarded the highest ever score under the stringent Euro NCAP crash safety rating system with 34 points. Toyota also says that it is also the first car to be awarded the maximum 5 stars by Euro NCAP under a new, tougher testing regime. The new Avensis features nine airbags, including a knee airbag. But in spite of its impressive array of safety features, the car has received mixed reviews in the press.