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.
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.
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.
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.