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Euro NCAP Crash Tested the 2015 Ford Mondeo Wagon, Awards it 5 Stars

With European deliveries of the Mk V Ford Mondeo just around the corner, the peeps from Euro NCAP decided to butcher a few units of the model in order to find out how safe it is in various crash scenarios.
2015 Ford Mondeo Wagon Euro NCAP Crash Test 1 photo
As it’s often the case with modern day cars from the Blue Oval, the 2015 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Wagon in Trend specification was awarded 5 stars. Due to its boxy shape and the extensive greenhouse, one might believe such a vehicle isn’t that protective in a crash.

The 1,634 kg (3,602 lbs) family car comes as standard with a helluvalot of airbags. Optional safety features equipping the crashed vehicle include inflatable seatbelts for the rear seats, driver-set speed limitation, lane keep and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection too.

So what did the Euro NCAP say about the all-new Ford Mondeo estate after hitting it from every direction at speeds up to 64 km/h (40 mph)? Well, adult occupant safety got 86 percent overall.
Only the side pole impact was awarded a so-and-so “marginal” rating for thorax protection.
Child occupant protection is good as well (82 percent), but the Mondeo lost  points because the universal group 0+/1 seats should not be used in the rear outboard seats if optional seatbelt airbags are fitted.

Pedestrian protection (66 percent) and the performance of safety assist features (66 percent as well) impressed the Euro NCAP as well, even though safety experts considered the stiff windscreen pillars dangerous if a pedestrian’s head struck them in an accident. Check out the crash test video below.

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