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Alfa Romeo MiTo

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
36
Front: 15.3
Side: 15.8
Seatbelt reminder: 3
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
29
PEDESTRIAN
**
18


 
Adult occupant protection
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 driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelAlfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 turbo 'Distinctive', LHD
Body type3 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1161kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies MiTos

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact and the screen pillar was displaced rearward by only 4mm after the test. Protection of the front passenger was good for all body regions. Both the driver and passenger were well restrained by the double pretensioners and protection of the knees and femurs was good, the driver benefitting from a knee airbag. Alfa Romeo were able to demonstrate that similar protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different seating positions.

Child occupant
Readings from the 3 year dummy indicated high decelerations to the head and chest in the frontal impact but these did not seem to have been caused by contact with any part of the car's interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats is not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, protection offered by the bonnet to the head of a struck adult was predominantly poor.

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