Fiat 500 safety ratings

Jul 2007 - Current (front, side & head airbags)

About this test

Important note: The 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.

About the test vehicles

Variant:
Pop 3 dr hatch with ESC
Engine:
1.2 litre
Kerb weight:
930 kg
Category:
Light Car
Vehicles built:
2007
Airbags:
Frontal, Side & Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  34.91 out of 37

5 stars. The Fiat 500 scored 15.11 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 both the driver and passenger. The vehicle scored 15.80 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points in the optional pole test. This ANCAP 5 star rating only applies to models fitted with ESC.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.82 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.29 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 30 mm and downwards 5mm. The steering wheel hub moved 3mm forward, 17 mm upward and 1 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 7 mm 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. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 3.8 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

Side danger map
MARGINAL
rating

Pedestrian safety

Scores:

Child head impacts 4.76 Adult head impacts 3.25 Upper leg impacts Zero Lower leg impacts 5.57 Total (out of 36) 13.58