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FORD Fiesta 2008

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
4 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Good



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Fiesta has been awarded a 1 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Ford Fiesta also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score24.84out of 37
Frontal Offset test10.98out of 16
Side impact test13.86out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Ford Fiesta was introduced in Australia during 2004.

The Ford Fiesta scored 10.98 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 13.86 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

Important note: The 1.4 litre European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The Fiesta has a 1.6 litre engine in Australia. The external dimensions of the 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre engines are identical.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Side airbags, headprotecting side curtains and ABS brakes are available on some variants. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable.

These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.98 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.93 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.05 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 98mm and the clutch moved upwards 9mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 44mm and upwards 31mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 15mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 9mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver's door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 13.86 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.51 pts
Abdomen 3.39 pts
Pelvis 3.96 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.6 L/100km 156 g/km 7.5 /10 5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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