Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford EcoSport 2013

Titanium , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2013

Ford EcoSport crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 77%
Pedestrian 58%
Safety Assist 55%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car 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 - 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. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and front passenger. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The EcoSport scored maximum points for its protection of the front passenger dummy, with all body regions being well protected. In the side barrier test, protection of all regions was good and maximum points were scored. Even in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury 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 regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint without first disabling the passenger airbag are clearly indicated inside the car. All of the seats for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.

Pedestrian

The EcoSport scored maximum points for the protection provided by the bumper, with good performance in all areas tested. However, the front edge of the bumper offered predominanly poor protection to the pelvis area. The protection provided by the bonnet surface was mostly good or adequate with poor results recorded along the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The EcoSport has electronic stability control as standard, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for both the front seats but is not available for the rear seats. The EcoSport is not offered with a speed limitation device.

Applies to all EcoSports of the specification tested