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Ford S Max

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
36
Front: 15.8
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
39
PEDESTRIAN
**
13


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer BabySafe ISOFIX Plus, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer 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
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelFord S-MAX 'Trend', 2.0 diesel, LHD
Body type5 door MPV
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1743kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies S-MAX

Comments
Front impact
The knee airbag protected the driver's knees and femurs from structures in the dashboard. The steering-wheel moved forward during the impact to provide greater protection for the driver. The chests of the driver and the passenger were the only body regions not to score maximum points.

Side impact
The S-MAX scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests

Child occupant
A passenger airbag deactivation switch can be bought as an option from Ford dealers. Euro NCAP has not assessed the switch or the information presented to the driver regarding the status of the passenger airbag. Without the switch, a rearward-facing child restraint should not be used in the front passenger's seat. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the second row outboard seats was not prominently marked.

Pedestrian
The protection offered by the bumper to a pedestrian's leg was rated predominantly 'fair'. However, the leading edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians' upper legs.

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