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Seat Exeo

Seat Exeo 1.6 'Reference', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Seat Exeo

Seat Exeo 1.6 'Reference', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 28 pts | 77%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Marginal, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
10.9 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.5 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 40 pts | 81%
PERFORMANCE
11.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 ISOFIX
Group0, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintSEAT Roemer Duo
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

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

HEAD
12.2 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
5.9 pts


Total 4 pts | 57%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
Warning only
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Seat Exeo 1.6 'Reference', LHD
Body type 4 door saloon
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1430kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Exeos of the specification tested
Class LARGE FAMILY
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stage
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag see 'Comments'


Comments

Other variants to which the star rating can be applied:
Seat Exeo 1.6 'Reference' without knee airbag.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. In the Netherlands, where the test cars were bought, a driver knee airbag is fitted as standard equipment: it is not available in all European countries. However, test results indicated that the airbag had not performed effectively and structures in the dashboard were still considered to present a risk of injury to the knees and femurs. The score is very similar to a car with no driver knee airbag and the star rating applies to cars which have the airbag and to those which do not. The car scored maximum points in the side barrier test. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy rib deflections indicated weak chest protection. Marginal protection was provided against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings from the frontal and side impact tests, the car scored maximum points for its protection of the 3 year infant. Forward movement of the head was not excessive and the dummy was properly contained by the restraint in the side impact, as was the 18 month infant. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing 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 label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag is also unclear and is not permanently attached to the car.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided predominantly good protection to pedestrians' legs but the front edge of the bonnet scored no points. The bonnet offered marginal protection in those areas likely to be struck by a child's head but poor protection in the areas where an adult's head might hit.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants, as is a seatbelt reminder for the driver's seat. A driver-set speed warning system is also standard but it was not assessed fr the purposes of this rating.

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