5 STAR SAFETY RATINGS FOR FORD MONDEO
The Ford Mondeo achieved a 5 Star Rating in the 2019 Euro NCAP Safety Test Ratings.
Class: Large Family Car
- Adult Occupant 96%
- Child Occupant 87%
- Vulnerable Road Users 70%
- Safety Assist 73%
Adult Occupant Comments
The passenger compartment of the Mondeo remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good or adequate for both the driver and rear passenger. In both the side barrier and the more severe side pole tests, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored full points in both of these tests. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur.
In both the frontal and side barrier tests, protection of all critical body areas was good for both dummies and the Mondeo scored maximum points in this part of the assessment. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the Mondeo is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.
Vulnerable Road Users Comments
The bonnet provided predominantly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian, with some poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs but protection of the pelvis was poor. The Mondeo's AEB system can detect vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists, as well as other vehicles. In tests, the system's response to both was good, with collisions avoided or mitigated in most cases.
Safety Assis Comments
The Mondeo has a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats. The AEB system performed adequately in tests of its response to other vehicles at highway speeds. A lane support system helps prevent inadvertent drifting out of lane. The speed assistance system uses a camera to determine the local limit and the driver can allow the system to limit the car's speed accordingly.