Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Ka 2008

1.2 Ambiente , 3-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2008

Ford Ka crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
13 (0.0%)
14 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 11 (0.0%)

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The passenger compartment remained stable during the front impact test. Stiff structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the driver's knees and femurs but protection of the passenger was rated as good for all body regions. For side imapact the Ka was tested without the optional thorax and head protecting side impact airbags. The car transmitted forces unrealistically into the dummy, causing readings in the chest to appear better than they might be in a human. The car was penalised for this and chest protection was rated as marginal. in the pedestrian protection tests, While the bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, the Ka was rated as predominantly poor in all other areas. The front edge of the bonnet scored no points and the bonnet surface provided poor protection over most of its surface.

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

rating applies to all Kas