Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Escort 1999

1.6 LX , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Jan 1999

Ford Escort crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (19.0%)
11 (61.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 18 (50.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

The Ford Escort is an old design that shows safety shortcomings. Euro NCAP tested the car a year ago but held off publishing the results when Ford announced that it was to undergo structural improvements which would affect its crash performance and that upgraded model is tested here. One area where the Escort performed strongly was pedestrian protection, where it came very close to obtaining a three-star rating - beating newer rivals including many tested here.

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

The rating applies to VINs from XC15000.