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Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L 1.4 petrol 'Easy' 4×2, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L 1.4 petrol 'Easy' 4×2, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 94%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.6 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.7 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 38 pts | 78%
PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
( data_Fair_G01S )
Group0, 1
( data_0__1 )
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
( data_Fair_G01S )
Group0, 1
( data_0__1 )
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 23 pts | 65%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
15.0 pts
PELVIS
2.5 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
0
( data_0 )
Not assessed
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESC
( data_ESC )
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed

Autonomous Emergency Braking


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Fiat 500L 1.4 petrol 'Easy' 4×2, LHD
( data_Fiat_500L_1.4_petrol_'Easy'_42__LHD )
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
( data_2012 )
Kerb weight 1245kg
( data_1245kg )
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies 500L's of the specification tested
Seat tested
( data_ )
EPA ratings
( data_ )
Class Small MPV.
( data_Small_MPV. )
Safety equipment


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all body regions. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. FIAT 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, the 500L scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate while that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant
Both the 3 year and 1½ year dummies were sat in rearward-facing restraints and, in the frontal impact, the heads of both dummies were well contained by the protective shells. The rearward-facing restraint of the 1½ year infant moved forward and damaged the seat back of the front passenger seat. However, this had no influence on dummy results and was not penalised. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact with parts of the car interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint without disabling the airbag were clearly explained on labels in the car.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests, providing good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet provided good protection but provided predominantly poor protection in those areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult.

Safety assist
The 500L has electronic stability control as standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard equipment on some variants but not all, and the system was not assessed. Seatbelt reminders for the two front seats are fitted to all variants.

Rating reviews

Nov 2012 Rating published
Jan 2014 Annual review
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