Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Fiesta 1996

1.25LX 16 valve , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 1997

Ford Fiesta crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder

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Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Fiesta was awarded three stars for protection in the frontal- and side-impact tests. All the new frontal-impact criteria were met with the exception of the rearward movement of the steering wheel. In the frontal-impact crash test, the major problems were found to relate to intrusion, although the passenger compartment did remain stable. There were problems for the lower limbs and attention is required to the knee-impact areas. In the side-impact test, the greatest improvements could be expected from reducing the rib loading while controlling the loading on the pelvis.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Weak Driver left foot - Weak
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate 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 - Good
Side impact pelvis - No results
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

First phase (1997) test - scores not available