The Cee'd was crash tested by the European NCAP organization almost two years ago, and as we were mentioning in our last Cee'd test drive, it received five full stars and a percentage to make some European brands envious. We're now talking about a facelift model, but underneath all the body panels everything is almost the same, or absolutely the same when it comes to safety.
So, it's the same stable upon impact passenger safety cell and the number of available airbags has remained the same: two dual-stage front airbags, two front side (and two rear side airbags as an option) and two head airbags that can offer protection to all outboard passengers.
Other than that, out test car was also equipped in standard with an anti-lock braking system and an electronic stability program which could be switched off from a button. All in all, the standard safety equipment is very good for this category of price.
Still, considering EuroNCAP has revised its crash testing procedures as of 2009, we don't know if a re-testing session would bring the Cee'd five whole stars again, since the ESP is standard only on some trim levels. As far as we're concerned, our test car had it in standard, so our marks are as high as on the old one in this chapter. Continue reading