NHTSA Crash Test Results

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

Frontal Crash Test (Driver)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle 2 Door)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Escort 4 Door)

Frontal Crash Test (Passenger)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle 2 Door)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Escort 4 Door)

Side Crash Test (Front) Not Tested Not Tested
Side Crash Test (Rear) Not Tested Not Tested

IIHS Crash Test Results

Overall Rating

Reliability Rating

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

Overall 5 out of 5
see details
4 out of 5
see details

Safety Features

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

Driver Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A
Front Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Passenger Airbag Std. Std.
Side Head Curtain Airbags N/A N/A
Second Row Side Airbag N/A N/A
Second Row Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Power Windows N/A N/A
Electronic Parking Aid N/A N/A
First Aid Kit N/A N/A
Trunk Anti-Trap Device N/A N/A

Anti-Theft & Locks

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

Child Safety Door Locks N/A Std.
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate N/A N/A
Power Door Locks Std. N/A
Vehicle Anti-Theft Std. N/A

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) N/A N/A
Remote Ignition N/A N/A
Next Steps

New Beetle GL

Escort LX

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