Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

SEAT Leon 2012

1.6TDi 'Reference' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2012

SEAT Leon crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 92%
Pedestrian 70%
Safety Assist 71%

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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 - Good
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 - 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 of the Leon remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat passengers. Seat showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The Leon 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 and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in the front passenger seat. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seating positions without first disabling the airbag is clearly and permanently indicated.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was marginal or poor in all areas tested. The bonnet offered good protection in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. There is a standard-fit seatbelt reminder on the driver and front passenger seats. A driver-set speed warning system is available on the Leon but it was not assessed by Euro NCAP as it is not standard on all variants.

applies to all Leons of the specification tested