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Ford Fiesta

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 14.9
Side: 15.6
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
***
20


 
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: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer BabySafe ISOFIX, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus, 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 modelFord Fiesta 1.25 petrol 'Trend', LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1063kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Fiestas

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact, the windscreen pillar being displaced rearwards by only 4mm after the test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger, the driver benefitting from a knee protecting airbag. Ford demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions.

Child occupant
The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in the front passenger seat was not sufficiently clear and could be removed. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. In most areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet was rated as fair. However, protection was predominantly poor in those areas around the base of the windscreen likely to be struck by an adult's head.

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