Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Fiat 500L 2012

1.4 petrol 'Easy' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2012

Fiat 500L crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 78%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all body regions. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. FIAT showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the 500L scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate while that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint without disabling the airbag were clearly explained on labels in the car.


The bumper scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests, providing good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection but provided predominantly poor protection in those areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult.

Safety assist

The 500L has electronic stability control as standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard equipment on some variants but not all, and the system was not assessed. Seatbelt reminders for the two front seats are fitted to all variants.

applies to all Fiat 500s of the specification tested