Euro NCAP has recently crash tested the new Mazda2 and the Fiat 500X and both vehicles have scored a 4-star safety rating.

The Fiat 500X has managed to obtain a 4-star safety rating out of a possible 5. The model in question has been tested by Euro NCAP recently and it scored 86 percent in Adult Occupant safety, 85 percent in Child Occupant safety, 74 percent in the Pedestrian safety and 64 percent in the Safety Assist. In the front offset, the passenger dummy had scored “adequate” in the torso and the same was seen in the frontal full width. Points were lost in the lateral impact pole and in the whiplash rear impact. The Pedestrian safety has seen “poor” protection in the lower and side parts of the windscreen. The tested car was a Fiat 500X 1.6 diesel Pop Star 5-door hatchback.

The new Mazda2 generation has also scored a four-star safety rating out of a possible 5. The Adult Occupant category has brought it 32.8 points (86 percent) and the main points were lost in the frontal full width at the passenger’s torso and the driver’s neck. Points were also lost in the rear-seat whiplash rear impact where “poor” was the word of the day. In the Child Occupant, 78 percent was the score and 84 percent was obtained in the Pedestrian safety. The Safety Assist brought it another 64 percent rating. The tested car was the Mazda2 1.5 Core 5-door hatchback.


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