New Puma Joins Ford’s 5-Star Safety Line-Up

The new Ford Puma is today the latest Ford model to receive a 5-star safety rating from the Euro NCAP independent crash test authority.


The SUV-inspired Puma crossover has earned the highest-possible rating under the more stringent testing protocols introduced in 2018. Puma – including Puma EcoBoost Hybrid variants – is one of eight Ford passenger car models now offering 5-star safety for customers.


Euro NCAP awarded Puma high scores for adult and child occupant protection – with full points in both the side barrier test and more severe side pole tests. Technologies including Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Lane-Keeping System were also commended.


Puma is the fifth Ford vehicle to earn the top 5-star safety rating in 2019 alongside the Ford Focus, Mondeo (retested against the latest protocols), Kuga and Explorer Plug-In Hybrid models tested earlier this year. Further Ford models with a 5-star result include Fiesta (tested in 2017), Galaxy (2015) and S-MAX (2015). 


Key facts


  • Euro NCAP awarded Puma a 94 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 77 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 74 per cent for safety assist features 
  • Puma scored a maximum 16 points in lateral impact tests, and a maximum 12 points for child restraint system installation
  • Puma utilises 12 ultrasonic sensors, three radars and two cameras positioned around the car to deliver a suite of Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies that enhance protection, driving and parking, and are designed to make the driving experience more comfortable, less demanding and safer


New Ford Puma


The new Ford Puma introduces Ford’s advanced, fuel-saving mild-hybrid powertrain technology alongside class-leading practicality and head-turning design for compact crossover customers.


Powerful, responsive performance and optimised fuel efficiency is delivered using Ford’s EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt technology – seamlessly integrating electric torque assistance with a low-friction, three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to deliver up to 155 PS.


Styling cues include distinctive wing-top mounted headlamps and athletic lines. SUV-inspired proportions deliver a raised ride-height for a confidence-enhancing driving experience and support class-leading uncompromised luggage capacity of 456 litres.


5-star safety


  • Ford Puma – 2019
  • Ford Kuga – 2019
  • Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid – 2019
  • Ford Mondeo – 2019
  • Ford Focus – 2019
  • Ford Fiesta – 2017
  • Ford Galaxy – 2015
  • Ford S-MAX – 2015




Euro NCAP has created the five-star safety rating system to help consumers, their families and businesses compare vehicles more easily and to help them identify the safest choice for their needs. 


The safety rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.


The number of stars reflects how well the car performs in Euro NCAP tests, but it is also influenced by what safety equipment the vehicle manufacturer is offering in each market. So a high number of stars shows not only that the test result was good, but also that safety equipment on the tested model is readily available to all consumers in Europe.




“Whether helping prevent accidents, protecting families during accidents, or even applying the brakes to prevent secondary accidents, safety was front-of-mind for the entire Puma development team.”

Joerg Beyer, executive director, Engineering, Ford of Europe


“The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all

test scenarios.” 



Ford driver assistance technology highlights


  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist/Active Park Assist 2
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Lane-Keeping System with Road Edge Detection
  • Local Hazard Information
  • Post-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking
  • Wrong Way Alert


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Ford Puma CO2 emissions from 96 g/km, fuel efficiency from 4.2 l/100 km

Ford Kuga (1.5-litre EcoBlue) CO2 emissions from 109 g/km, fuel efficiency from 4.2 l/100 km

Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid CO2 emissions from 66 g/km, fuel efficiency from 2.9 l/100 km

Ford Mondeo CO2 emissions from 94 g/km, fuel efficiency from 4.1 l/100 km

Ford Focus (5-door) CO2 emissions from 92 g/km, fuel efficiency from 3.5 l/100 km

Ford Fiesta CO2 emissions from 92 g/km, fuel efficiency from 3.5 l/100 km

Ford Galaxy CO2 emissions from 132 g/km, fuel efficiency from 5.0 l/100 km

Ford S-MAX CO2 emissions from 130 g/km, fuel efficiency from 4.9 l/100 km

The declared fuel/energy consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car's fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.


Since 1 September 2017, certain new vehicles are being type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) according to (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended, which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since 1 September 2018 the WLTP has begun replacing the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which is the outgoing test procedure. During NEDC Phase-out, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered i.e., the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.