Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Mondeo 1997

1.8 LX , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Aug 1997

Ford Mondeo crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
5 (31.0%)
12 (67.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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Although this top-selling family hatchback received a three-star rating for its overall performance, the results from the side-impact test failed to meet standards laid down for the crash testing of new models from next year. In the side-impact test, the loading on the dummy's chest meant poor protection for this body region. The driver's head, abdomen and pelvis were generally well protected. In the frontal-impact test, the metal beam supporting the facia and steering column broke away from its side mounting. The impact resulted in excessive footwell intrusion. The Mondeo was fitted with a standard driver airbag that provided good protection, and no contact between the driver's chest and the steering wheel was detected. Stiff structures present in the lower facia increased the likelihood in frontal impacts of injury to the driver's knees thighs and pelvis.

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