As one of our priorities in the development of ŠKODA cars is to offer you and everyone on board the maximum possible level of safety, ŠKODA models feature the most advanced safety equipment, protecting occupants effectively if there is an accident and even actively preventing emergencies from occurring in the first place. Explore all the systems that will ensure that you feel safe whenever you are at the wheel of a ŠKODA.
The fruits of our labours are reflected in the maximum 5-star ratings awarded to all of our models, except the new CITIGO, in Euro NCAP crash tests.
Check out this detailed overview of all the safety features you can find in a ŠKODA, encompassing advanced driver assists, the protection of children on board, and a rundown of the safety equipment in each of our models.
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Selected ŠKODA models are available with state-of-the-art all-wheel drive, guaranteeing optimal driving dynamics and the highest level of active safety in all circumstances, including in the wet and snow. Discover which models offer 4WD and more about how it works.
The main purpose of airbags, in tandem with the seat belts, is to prevent the occupants’ bodies from coming into contact with any rigid parts of the car, or at least to minimise the consequences of any such contact.
The driver is protected by a front airbag mounted in the steering wheel. The front passenger’s front airbag, with a deactivation feature, is located in the dashboard.
The driver’s knee airbag, mounted in the lower part of the dashboard under the steering wheel column, is designed to protect the driver’s legs in case of frontal impact.
Side airbags in the front seats protect the thorax and pelvis of both the driver and passenger in case of a side impact.
Backseat passengers also benefit from the protection afforded by side airbags.
Curtain airbags cover the window area and the car’s inner structure from the A-pillar to the C-pillar. They protect the heads of occupants in both the front and rear seats, thus guaranteeing maximum safety.
Head-Thorax airbags, placed in the front seats of both driver and passenger, provide effective protection of pelvis, abdomen and thorax in case of side impact. These airbags are available exclusively for the CITIGO.
The cabin of all ŠKODA models is manufactured from the hardest possible materials in order to provide the passengers with maximum protection.
Every parent will insist that the top priority is to protect the smallest passengers whom standard safety belts cannot help. We agree, so in all ŠKODAs you'll find useful safety features effectively protecting all small travellers.
In all ŠKODA models, you will find attachment points for children’s car seats using the Isofix system, which enables the easy installation of car seats while ensuring that they are firmly fixed to the vehicle’s body. What is more, they are supplemented with Isofix frames or Top Tether clasps in the vehicle’s luggage area, thereby limiting the rotation of the car seats.
We share a common goal with you: the safest possible travel for you and your loved ones. This is why we recommend several different types of tried-and-tested, 100% compatible ŠKODA Genuine Accessories child seats for children of various ages. With Isofix, they can be safely attached to the rear outboard seats; this system is available as an option for the front passenger seat, too.
All child seats from ŠKODA Genuine Accessories comply with European safety regulations (EHK 44.04) and have passed a number of other tests. The high quality and safety of these child seats is demonstrated by their excellent results in the Euro NCAP impact test, together with successful non-combustibility testing, harmful substance ratings and cover quality.
The range of ŠKODA Genuine Accessories includes mandatory safety equipment and items that will be a godsend if the unexpected happens. The complete range of accessories can be found in our e-shop.
What specific safety features does each ŠKODA model offer? Find out in our brief overview.
The brand's flagship, the SUPERB, can be fitted with all of the assist systems available, including Lane Assist and Emergency Assist. An exclusive feature offered only for this model is Smart Light Assist. The car can optionally be fitted with powerful bi-xenon headlights, 4WD and Emergency Call. Occupants are protected by up to 9 airbags.
ŠKODA's largest SUV is protected by a full range of assists, including Crew Protect Assist, working in tandem with the radar, and Manoeuvre Assist. Full LED headlights with Auto Light Assist, switching between dipped and full beam, deliver a great view of the road. The lusty design is rounded off by higher ground clearance, up to 9 airbags, optional AWD and Emergency Call.
The compact KAROQ makes no compromises when it comes to safety. It offers the same safety systems as the KODIAQ, including full LED headlights and Auto Light Assist. The KAROQ can rely on higher ground clearance, optional 4WD, a total of 9 airbags, and Emergency Call in case of accident.
Our bestseller excels not only in its generous interior, but also in safety. Up to 9 airbags, including for the knees, combine with the rigid design to deliver maximum safety on board. Choose from a full range of assists, including Auto Light Assist, rounded off by full LED headlights. Optional all-wheel drive and Emergency Call are also available.
Passenger safety is a priority for this compact family car. Rely on up to 6 airbags, including curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Optional bi-xenon headlights light up the road perfectly. The equipment is rounded off by selected assists, such as Front Assist, Auto Light Assist and Driver Alert to monitor driver fatigue. The RAPID is available with Emergency Call.
The FABIA provides a sense of safety with up to 6 airbags, LED lights, and selected safety assists, such as Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert Low and Front Assist. XDS+ improves vehicle control when cornering, and Emergency Call stands ready to call assistance in case of an accident.
Even the smallest ŠKODA has plenty of safety features to offer. In crowded city streets, City Safe Drive, with its emergency brake function, monitors the road ahead. Passengers are protected by 4 airbags and the rigid body structure. Numerous drive systems, including ESC and ABS, look after the car on the road.