SEARCH:
GO

 THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE EUROPEAN NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME

Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom, 2.2 diesel 'Trend' Kombi, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom, 2.2 diesel 'Trend' Kombi, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 84%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
12.8 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.1 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 44 pts | 90%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Baby Safe Plus ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Duo Plus ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
8.0 pts
See comments
Total 14 pts | 48%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
12.0 pts
LEG
2.3 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
1.0 pts
Active
Pass
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
Pass
passengerNot assessed
rearNot assessed

Lane Support Systems
Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Ford Transit Custom, 2.2 diesel 'Trend' Kombi, LHD
Body type Van-based people carrier
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 2091kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Transit and Tourneo Customs of the specification tested
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners meeting fitment requirements
Front seatbelt load limiters meeting fitment requirements
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag meeting fitment requirements
Side body airbags meeting fitment requirements
Side head airbags meeting fitment requirements
Speed Limitation Assistance meeting fitment requirements
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver only


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. However, structures in the dashboard were thought to present a risk to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions. The Transit Custom scored maximum points in the side barrier test with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate while that of the head and pelvis was good. Whiplash protection was assessed by analysing the geometry of front and rear seats and head restraints. The assessment revealed marginal protection against whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy results in the frontal and side impacts, the Transit Custom scored maximum points for its protection of both the 18 month and 3 year infants. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive and, in the side impact, both dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of head contact with parts of the vehicle interior. 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 about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly labelled on the vehicle interior.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided mixed protection to pedestrians' legs with good protection in some areas and poor or marginal protection in others. Similarly, in those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child or that of an adult, protection was mostly poor or marginal but was good in some areas. Assessment of the front edge of the bonnet was not appropriate owing to the shape and height of the vehicle.

Safety assist
The Transit Custom has electronic stability control as standard equipment on passenger-carrying and commercial variants. A seatbelt reminder for the driver is also standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is not fitted to all variants but is standard equipment in more than half of vehicles sold and met Euro NCAP's requirements for fitment and functionality.

Rating reviews

Dec 2013 Annual review
Dec 2012 Rating published
 DISCLAIMER  CONTACT