Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi A1 2010

1.2 TFSI 'Ambition' , 3-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2010

Audi A1 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 49%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the front seat occupants' knees and femurs. Additional tests demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, compression of the dummy's ribs indicated marginal chest protection, despite the presence of a thorax airbag. However, chest protection was rated as adequate in the side pole impact, normally a more severe test than the side barrier impact. Protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

A switch is available as an option which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The test vehicles were not equipped with the switch so a full assessment could not be made. However, information in the vehicle handbook indicated that the system would not meet Euro NCAP's requirements as there is insufficient information close to the switch. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint without first disabling the airbag was unclear, poorly positioned and not permanently attached.


The A1 scored maximum points for the protection offered by the bumper to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in almost every area tested. The protection provided by the bonnet was rated as good in most areas where a child's head might hit. However, for those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the protection offered was predominantly poor.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants. A seatbelt reminder system covering both front and rear seats is also standard and fully complied with Euro NCAP's requirements, receiving maximum points.

applies to all A1s of the specification tested