Friday, December 9, 2011

Fiat 500 gets three-star overall crash rating from NHSTA

The folks at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently crash tested the 2012 Fiat 500. Unfortunately, the car only got a three-star rating overall. The frontal score netted four stars, as did the rollover test. The side-impact score, however, only got two stars. This means the Fiat 500 joins the ranks of the Dodge Caliber and Ford Escape in the three-star club.

Above is the video from the side-impact test. Below, is a photo of the front-impact test.

1 comment:

nlpnt said...

That's a reminder that the 500 is not a new car, it's been on the market for some years and is derived from the vintage-2003 Panda.
Still not as ancient as the Escape, though.

And I wonder what the overall rating would be if they included avoidance maneuvers?