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Safety ratings

Our approach to designing and developing vehicles that support the driver, minimize the risk of collision and mitigate damage when there is a crash, continues to receive recognition across the industry.

In 2013, the Maserati Ghibli was awarded two prestigious international ratings for safety. In Europe, the Ghibli achieved a Euro NCAP(1) 5-star rating and earned the "best in class" designation from Euro NCAP in its category. In addition, in the US, the Ghibli was first in every safety category of the 2013 Top Safety Pick rating, issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Jeep Cherokee also achieved an overall Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating and was recognized as "best in class" in its category from Euro NCAP.  And, as evidence of the Group’s attention to vehicle design in all markets, the Fiat Panda also received an ANCAP 5-star rating in Australia.

In the US, the IIHS recognized the Dodge Dart, Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 sedan as “Top Safety Picks” for 2014. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD was awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) NCAP 5-star rating and the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD and Jeep Compass received a 4-star rating.

The Fiat City Brake Control received the 2013 Euro NCAP Advanced award for its application on the Fiat Panda and Fiat 500L. This feature integrates three functions: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Prefill and Brake Assist. The 2013 Euro NCAP Advanced recognition identifies automakers that make new safety technologies which demonstrate a scientifically proven benefit for consumers and society. This important acknowledgment confirms the Group’s commitment to designing and manufacturing vehicles that achieve high performance levels both in real life and in safety crash tests.

Euro NCAP rating(2)

Fiat Group Automobiles


Adult Occupant

Child Occupant

Pedestrian Protection

Safety Assist

Maserati Ghibli(4)(2013) 5 star 95% 79% 74% 81%
Jeep Cherokee(4) (2013) 5 star 92% 79% 67% 74%
Fiat 500L(4) (2012) 5 star 94% 78% 65% 71%
Fiat Freemont(4) (2011) 5 star 83% 82% 50% 71%
Lancia Thema(4) (2011) 5 star 83% 77% 59% 71%
Alfa Romeo Giulietta(4) (2010) 5 star 97% 85% 63% 86%
Alfa Romeo MiTo (2008) 5 star(4) 98% 59% 50% -
Lancia Delta (2008) 5 star(4) 93% 67% 42% -
Fiat 500 (2007) 5 star(4) 94% 57% 39% -
Fiat Bravo (2007) 5 star(4) 89% 73% 44% -
Fiat Grande Punto (2005) 5 star(4) 91% 71% 53% -
Fiat Panda(4) (2011) 4 star 82% 63% 49% 43%
Lancia Voyager(4) (2011) 4 star 79% 67% 47% 71%

(1) European New Car Assessment Programme.
(2) Rating for vehicles in the Fiat Group Automobiles range launched from 2005 onwards. For detailed information on the Euro NCAP system, see
(3) Category introduced for new Euro NCAP rating system since 2009.
(4) Scores based on post-2009 Euro NCAP rating system.  
(5) Stars assigned according to adult vehicle occupant protection level (pre-2009 Euro NCAP rating system); percentage scores are index-linked based on pre-2009 Euro NCAP rating system.