Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Transit Custom 2012

2.2 diesel 'Trend' Kombi , van-based people carrier

Test Date: Dec 2012

Ford Transit Custom crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 84%
Child Occupant 90%
Pedestrian 48%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Family van category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
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 test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. However, structures in the dashboard were thought to present a risk to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions. The Transit Custom scored maximum points in the side barrier test with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate while that of the head and pelvis was good. Whiplash protection was assessed by analysing the geometry of front and rear seats and head restraints. The assessment revealed marginal protection against whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly labelled on the vehicle interior.


The bumper provided mixed protection to pedestrians' legs with good protection in some areas and poor or marginal protection in others. Similarly, in those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child or that of an adult, protection was mostly poor or marginal but was good in some areas. Assessment of the front edge of the bonnet was not appropriate owing to the shape and height of the vehicle.

Safety assist

The Transit Custom has electronic stability control as standard equipment on passenger-carrying and commercial variants. A seatbelt reminder for the driver is also standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is not fitted to all variants but is standard equipment in more than half of vehicles sold and met Euro NCAP's requirements for fitment and functionality.

applies to all Transit and Tourneo Customs of the specification tested