Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Fiat Panda 2011

1.2 'Easy' , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Nov 2011

Fiat Panda crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 82%
Child Occupant 63%
Pedestrian 49%
Safety Assist 43%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
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. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger but the steering column and ignition barrel were thought to present a risk to drivers of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side impact tests, the car was tested without the optional thorax airbag which did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements. Dummy readings of rib compression in the side barrier test showed that protection of the chest was marginal and that of other body regions was good. In the more severe side pole test, chest protection was weak. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The system did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements but clear warnings are provided in the vehicle of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points. However, the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection in some test areas but was mostly poor or marginal. In the areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the car offered predominantly poor protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is available as an option on the Panda but did not meet Euro NCAP's 2011 fitment requirements so was not assessed. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not offered on the Panda.

applies to all pandas of the specification tested