The tested model of Fiat 500 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2008. This ANCAP safety rating applies to variants without ESC. Without ESC, the Fiat 500 is limited to an overall score of 32.49 (4 stars). A separate 5 star ANCAP safety rating is available for Fiat 500 models fitted with ESC.
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.
Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is not available on the 1.2 litre Pop but is standard for other variants. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 26 March 2008