2008 - Alfa Romeo MiTo - Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 turbo 'Distinctive', LHD
Adult occupant
Adult occupant
*****
36
Child occupant
Child occupant
***
29
Pedestrian
Pedestrian
**
18


Adult occupant protection
Frontal impact driver
Frontal impact driver
Frontal impact passenger
Frontal impact passenger
Side impact driver
Side impact driver
Pedestrian protection
Pedestrian protection
Legend

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
seatbelt
Driver frontal airbag
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Hand of drive
Tested model
Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 turbo 'Distinctive', LHD
Body type
3 door hatchback
Year of publication
2008
Kerb weight
1161kg
VIN from which rating applies
applies to all MiTos
Details
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact and the screen pillar was displaced rearward by only 4mm after the test. Protection of the front passenger was good for all body regions. Both the driver and passenger were well restrained by the double pretensioners and protection of the knees and femurs was good, the driver benefitting from a knee airbag. Alfa Romeo were able to demonstrate that similar protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different seating positions.

Child occupant
Readings from the 3 year dummy indicated high decelerations to the head and chest in the frontal impact but these did not seem to have been caused by contact with any part of the car's interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats is not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, protection offered by the bonnet to the head of a struck adult was predominantly poor.

New details
A perfect score for the Alfa Romeo Mito. The passenger compartment remained intact and virtually all parts of driver and passenger were well protected. The knee airbag for the driver this was helpful. Protecting Children in the Mito is slightly less for each. Here the little Alfa Romeo scored three stars. After the crash appeared to have adequate forces worked on the head and abdomen of the dummy. The passenger airbag can be deactivated, but the information for traveling with a child would be better. In the area of pedestrian protection scores the car two of the four stars. The legs of the pedestrians are at little risk, but the risk of injury to the head is too big.
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