A recent report on the Skoda Scala tested the in-built safety features of this small family car, measuring the effectiveness of the features in the event of front, side and rear-end collisions.
Overall, the Scala safety features provided effective protection to all passengers, including different-sized passengers and those sat in different positions. During the tests, passengers remained stable during a frontal impact and the Scala scored full points in side barrier and more severe side pole tests. There was good protection against whiplash injuries for all passengers in the event of front and rear-end collision.
When tested for the safety of child-sized passengers, the Scala scored maximum points for side barrier impact protection and all critical body areas were protected during the frontal test. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow for rearward-facing child restraints.
Pedestrians and vulnerable road users
The Scala’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system scored 4/4 points in the test, providing a good response, avoiding collisions and effectively detecting pedestrians and cyclists as well as other vehicles. In the case of stricken pedestrians, the bonnet and bumper provided predominantly good protection.
The report published in July 2019 gives the Scala a five-star safety rating with impressive protection for occupants as well as other road users.