The tested model of Holden Epica was introduced in Australia during 2007.
Dual front airbags and side airbags with head-protection are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Side curtains are standard on the CDXi. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat.
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 three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.