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FORD Fiesta 2012

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3 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
3 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Marginal



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Fiesta has been awarded a 3 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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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.45out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.9out of 16
Side impact test15.55out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Fiesta was introduced in Australia during 2009. Ford provided evidence to ANCAP that the 3-door hatch can be expected to provide comparable front occupant protection to the 5-door hatch tested by Euro NCAP.

The Fiesta scored 14.90 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.55 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive 5 door hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


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.

This 5-star rating applies to 3-door Fiesta hatches fitted with head-protecting side airbags, a driver knee airbag and ESC. Separate ANCAP ratings apply to other Fiesta variants. Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Side airbags (with chest and head protection), a driver knee airbag and ESC are standard on the Zetec and optional on other 3-door variants. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Pretensioners 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 (lap) seat belt.

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


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.9 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.51 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.39 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved forwards by 3mm. The clutch pedal moved downwards 41mm. The steering wheel hub moved 65mm forward and 29mm downward. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The knee airbag protected the driver's knees and legs. 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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.55 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 3.55 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further 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.



Find out more
3-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

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.


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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6 L/100km 140 g/km 8 /10 6.5 /10 4-Star Overall Rating


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score28.62out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.9out of 16
Side impact test13.72out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Ford Fiesta was introduced in Australia during 2009. This 4 star rating applies to the Fiesta CL & LX 5 door hatches without the safety pack. A separate rating is available for the safety pack versions.

The Fiesta scored 12.90 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a moderate risk of serious leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 13.72 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

Important note: The 1.25 litre left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


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 and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Side airbags (with chest and head protection), a driver knee airbag and ESC are standard on the Zetec and optional on the other variants. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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. Pretensioners 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 (lap) seat belt.

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


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.9 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.51 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.39 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved forwards by 3mm. The clutch pedal moved downwards 41mm. The steering wheel hub moved 65mm forward and 29mm downward. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP had a driver knee airbag but the Fiesta CL and LX do not have this safety feature as standard. ANCAP has applied a 2 point modifier to the driver leg score to take account of the extra risk of injury without the knee 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.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 13.72 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.47 pts
Abdomen 3.25 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Euro NCAP tested a Fiesta equipped with head-protecting side airbags and so the results do not apply to the base model without side airbags. The crash test is based on ECE Regulation 95 and ANCAP was provided with test data associated with a regulation crash test of the base model Fiesta. The test conditions were found to be consistent with the Euro NCAP test and the injury data from the regulation test were used for this assessment.

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.



Find out more
3-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).

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.


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.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.1 L/100km 143 g/km 7.5 /10 6.5 /10 4-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.45out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.9out of 16
Side impact test15.55out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Ford Fiesta was introduced in Australia during 2009. This 5 star rating only applies to the Fiesta 5 door hatch when fitted with head-protecting side airbags, a driver knee airbag and electronic stability control (ESC).

The Fiesta scored 14.90 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.55 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the optional pole test.

Important note: The 1.25 litre left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


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.

Safety equipment, as tested, not standard on all variants

Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Side airbags (with chest and head protection), a driver knee airbag and ESC are standard on the Zetec and optional on the other variants. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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. Pretensioners 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 (lap) seat belt.

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


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.9 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.51 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.39 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved forwards by 3mm. The clutch pedal moved downwards 41mm. The steering wheel hub moved 65mm forward and 29mm downward. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The knee airbag protected the driver's knees and legs. 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.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.55 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 3.55 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further 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.



Find out more
3-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).

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.


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.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.1 L/100km 143 g/km 7.5 /10 6.5 /10 4-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.45out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.9out of 16
Side impact test15.55out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Ford Fiesta sedan was introduced in Australia during 2010. This 5 star rating applies to all Fiesta sedan variants when fitted with 7 airbags. Variants with two airbags earn a 4 star rating from ANCAP.

The Fiesta scored 14.90 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.55 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious abdomen injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the optional pole test.

Important note: The 1.25 litre left-hand-drive European hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. ANCAP was provided with evidence that the Fiesta sedan provides comparable occupant protection to the hatch.


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.

Safety equipment, as tested, not standard on all variants

Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. Side airbags, side curtains and a driver knee airbag are standard on some variants and optional on others. These are needed for a 5-star rating. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Pretensioners 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 (lap) seat belt.

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


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.9 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.51 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.39 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved forwards by 3mm. The clutch pedal moved downwards 41mm. The steering wheel hub moved 65mm forward and 29mm downward. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The knee airbag protected the driver's knees and legs. 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.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.55 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 3.55 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Euro NCAP tested a Fiesta with combo side airbags that provided head and torso protection. The 5-star Fiesta sedan has torso-protecting side airbags and headprotecting side curtains. ANCAP was provided with evidence that these provide comparable front occupant protection to the combo airbags. The side curtains also give head protection to rear seat occupants.

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.



Find out more
3-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).

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.


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.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.1 L/100km 146 g/km 7.5 /10 6.5 /10 4-Star Overall Rating

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