Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Fiat Freemont 2011

2.0 diesel SXT , 5 Door MPV

Test Date: Oct 2011

Fiat Freemont crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 83%
Child Occupant 82%
Pedestrian 50%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Large MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
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 cell of the Freemont remained stable in the frontal impact. Although dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger, the steering column presented a hazard for occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions, and protection for this body area was rated as marginal. Maximum points were scored for protection of the front passenger, with good protection of all body areas. In Freemont scored maximum points in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The Freemont has an 'active' head restraint, which moves forward in the event of a rear-end collision to provide greater support for the neck. In Euro NCAP's tests, the system worked well and protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision was rated as good.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag cannot be disabled, so a rearward facing child restraint cannot be used in that seating position. The dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that position are not labelled in all the required languages.

Pedestrian

The Freemont has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance to hard structures underneath. FIAT showed that the system detected pedestrians of different statures and operated over a range speeds, so the Freemont was tested with the system deployed. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the car provided protection which was predominantly poor or marginal. For the head of an adult, protection was good in some areas but poor in others. The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet gave poor protection and scored no points.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats. A speed limitation device is not available on the Freemont.

applies to all Freemonts of the specification tested