Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Fiesta 2003

1.4 Trend DuraTec , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Nov 2002

Ford Fiesta crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

The Fiesta is a four star with a very stable passenger compartment but loads on the chests were relatively high from the restraint system. Ford have worked hard on the knee impact area, but unfortunately have not been successful in clearing all the hazards. The side impact protection was reasonable and was achieved without the use of a thorax protecting airbag. Ford tells us that a new ISOFIX child protection system is soon to be introduced so those seen in this test are soon to be replaced. The pedestrian protection was better than average.

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

rating applies from VIN GAJD2R19451