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Ford B-MAX

Ford B-MAX 1.5 diesel 'Trend', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Ford B-MAX

Ford B-MAX 1.5 diesel 'Trend', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 92%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.7 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 84%
PERFORMANCE
9.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax-Römer Baby Safe Plus
( data_Britax_Römer_Baby_Safe_Plus )
Group0, 0+
( data_0__0_ )
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax-Römer Duo Plus Isofix
( data_Britax_Römer_Duo_Plus_Isofix )
Group1
( data_1 )
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
8.0 pts
See comments
Total 24 pts | 67%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
15.0 pts
PELVIS
3.0 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
ESP
( data_ESP )
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed

Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)
Autonomous Emergency Braking


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Ford B-MAX 1.5 diesel 'Trend', LHD
( data_Ford_B_MAX_1.5_diesel_'Trend'__LHD )
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
( data_2012 )
Kerb weight 1357kg
( data_1357kg )
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies B-MAX 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. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The B-MAX scored maximum points for its protection of the front passenger. Likewise, maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the driver's chest was rated as marginal. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
The B-MAX scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year infant in the dynamic tests. Forward movement of the dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive and both dummies were properly contained by their restraints in the side impact, minimising the risk of 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. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. Clear warnings are given of the dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
Good protection was provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs and the car scored maximum points in this area. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head the protection offered by the bonnet was predominantly poor. However, in almost every part likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet offered good protection.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the front seats. A speed limitation device is not available on the B-MAX.

Rating reviews

Aug 2012 Rating published
Aug 2013 Annual review
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