Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Kuga 2012

2.0 Diesel 'Trend' , 5-door SUV

Test Date: Nov 2012

Ford Kuga crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 70%
Safety Assist 100%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
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 passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger and Ford demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Kuga scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

A switch is available as an option which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled, allowing a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The switch was not assessed as it is not standard equipment. The dangers of using a rearward-facing child restraint without first disabling that airbag are clearly marked inside the car.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. In most areas where the bonnet would be struck by the head of a child, good protection was provided. However, in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was predominantly poor or marginal.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is also standard for both front and rear seats while a driver-set speed limitation device scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's assessment.

Applies to all Kugas of the specification tested