Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford B-MAX 2012

1.5 diesel 'Trend' , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2012

Ford B-MAX crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 92%
Child Occupant 84%
Pedestrian 67%
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 - Adequate 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 - 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. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The B-MAX scored maximum points for its protection of the front passenger. Likewise, maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the driver's chest was rated as marginal. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury 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. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. Clear warnings are given of the dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag.


Good protection was provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs and the car scored maximum points in this area. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head the protection offered by the bonnet was predominantly poor. However, in almost every part likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet offered good protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the front seats. A speed limitation device is not available on the B-MAX.

applies to all B-MAX of the specification tested