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Seat Ibiza

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 13.9
Side: 15.7
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
***
19


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildFair G0/1 Isofix, rearward 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 modelSeat Ibiza 1.4 'Reference', LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1040kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Ibizas

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact. Dummy readings indicated that the knees and femurs were well protected during the impact. Seat were able to demonstrate that, with the exception of the steering column, the dashboard would provide similar levels of protection to the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions.

Side impact
0

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings from the dynamic tests, the Ibiza scored maximum points for its protection of the 1½ year dummy. The passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. No clear warning is given regarding the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in the seating position without having first disabled the airbag. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats is not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet was rated predominantly fair for its protection of a child's head. However, the protection offered to the head of a struck adult was rated as predominantly poor.

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