Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Skoda Fabia 2014

1.2 TSI 'Ambition' , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2014

Skoda Fabia crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 81%
Child Occupant 81%
Pedestrian 69%
Safety Assist 69%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini 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 - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
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 passenger. Skoda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test and in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was rated as adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. Tests on the front seats and head restraints indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rearend collision while the rear seats were rated as marginal in this regard, based on a geometric assessment. An autonomous emergency braking system is available as an option. This works at low speeds typical of city driving but as it is not standard equipment it was not included in the assessment.

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. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car, except for the group II/III using the seatbelt in the rear centre seat, where the restraint is unstable.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests. The front edge of the bonnet was predominantly good, although some areas of weak performance were identified. The protection offered by the bonnet to a pedestrian's head ranged from good to marginal with poor results recorded only at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Fabia. A seatbelt reminder covers the front and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option. As it is expected to be fitted to most cars sold, it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's for systems of this type. Autonomous emergency braking is also an option and its higher speed, inter-urban functionality was eligible for inclusion in the assessment. Tests indicated adequate performance from this system. Lane keeping assistance is not available on the Fabia.

applies to all Skoda Fabias of the specification tested