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Seat Leon

Seat Leon 1.6TDI 'Reference', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Seat Leon

Seat Leon 1.6TDI 'Reference', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 94%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.6 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.3 pts
Neck: Good

Total 45 pts | 92%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
Group0, 1
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
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
9.0 pts
See comments
Total 25 pts | 70%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
16.9 pts
PELVIS
2.2 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


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

Lane Support Systems
Other Safety Systems


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Seat Leon 1.6TDI 'Reference', LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1205kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Leons of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger


Comments

Based on information reviewed by Euro NCAP, a similar level of safety performance can be expected from the Seat Leon ST (estate) and the Seat Leon x-perience.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the Leon remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat passengers. Seat showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The Leon 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 and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant
The Leon scored maximum points based on readings from the child dummies in the dynamic tests. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the risk of head contact with parts of the car's interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in the front passenger seat. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seating positions without first disabling the airbag is clearly and permanently indicated.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was marginal or poor in all areas tested. The bonnet offered good protection in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. There is a standard-fit seatbelt reminder on the driver and front passenger seats. A driver-set speed warning system is available on the Leon but it was not assessed by Euro NCAP as it is not standard on all variants.

Rating reviews

Nov 2012 Rating published
Nov 2013 Annual review
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