New Ford and VW Tiguan get top EuroNCAP scores, but Hyundai i30 falls short
27 September 2007

The latest Ford Mondeo has scored an impressive five out of five for adult occupant protection in the latest round of EuroNCAP tests.The Mondeo also scored four out of five for child occupant protection, but only two out of four for pedestrian protection.That places the Mondeo as one of the safest cars in its class, and in the top 10 safest cars according to EuroNCAP's testing. The new Volkswagen Tiguan was also tested, and scored the same five, four and two stars as the Mondeo.Hyundai's i30 was also tested, and somewhat surprisingly it only got four out of five for adult occupant protection, while its Kia Cee'd sister car earlier scored five out of five.EuroNCAP said that the driver's knee was at risk of serious injury from the dashboard, for which the i30 was marked down. As if that were not enough, the i30 was also marked down with just three out of five for child safety while the Cee'd got four. At least both cars managed the same two out of four for pedestrian impact safety.

Our Verdict

Ford Mondeo 2007-2014

The Ford Mondeo is a fine car in most areas. The family hatch is still a class leader even as its replacement nears

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