Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Fiesta 2012

1.25 petrol 'Trend' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2012

Ford Fiesta crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 91%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini 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 - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
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 Fiesta is unchanged from the previous vehicle in any way that would influence its results in the frontal impact test. Accordingly, the results of that test have been used in the current assessment. The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger, the driver benefitting from a knee-protecting airbag. Ford demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. New tests were done to assess the performance of the car in side impact. In the side barrier test, protection was good for all body regions except the chest, protection of which was adequate. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy measurements of rib compression indicated marginal protection. The seat and head restraint provided good protection in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

When the car was last tested, the passenger airbag could not be disabled. In the current car, the airbag can be disabled by means of a switch 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. There are clear warnings of the dangers of using a rearward-facing child seat without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it provided to pedestrians' legs. In most areas tested, the front edge of the bonnet also performed well. The bonnet provided predominantly good protection in the areas where a child's head might strike but provided mostly poor protection to the head of an adult.

Safety assist

The Fiesta is equipped as standard with electronic stability control and a seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger. There is no rear seatbelt reminder and the car is not equipped with a speed limitation device.

applies to all Fiestas of the specification tested