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Fiat Freemont

Fiat Freemont 2.0 diesel 'Urban', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Fiat Freemont

Fiat Freemont 2.0 diesel 'Urban', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 83%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
12.2 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.6 pts
Neck: Good

Total 40 pts | 82%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Babysafe ISOFIX Plus
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFAIR G0/1S
Group0+, 1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 18 pts | 50%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
12.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Fiat Freemont 2.0 diesel 'Urban', LHD
Body type 5 door MPV
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1907kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Freemonts of the specification tested
Class Large MPV.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stge
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger cell of the Freemont remained stable in the frontal impact. Although dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger, the steering column presented a hazard for occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions, and protection for this body area was rated as marginal. Maximum points were scored for protection of the front passenger, with good protection of all body areas. In Freemont scored maximum points in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The Freemont has an 'active' head restraint, which moves forward in the event of a rear-end collision to provide greater support for the neck. In Euro NCAP's tests, the system worked well and protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision was rated as good.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings from the impact tests, the Freemont scored maximum points for protection of both the 18 month and 3 year old. In the frontal test, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side barrier test, both child dummies were properly contained within the shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contacts. The front passenger airbag cannot be disabled, so a rearward facing child restraint cannot be used in that seating position. The dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that position are not labelled in all the required languages.

Pedestrian
The Freemont has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance to hard structures underneath. FIAT showed that the system detected pedestrians of different statures and operated over a range speeds, so the Freemont was tested with the system deployed. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the car provided protection which was predominantly poor or marginal. For the head of an adult, protection was good in some areas but poor in others. The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet gave poor protection and scored no points.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats. A speed limitation device is not available on the Freemont.

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