Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi A3 1998

1.6 , 3 door hatch

Test Date: May 1998

Audi A3 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 12 (33.0%)

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The Audi A3 came as standard with side airbags and its structure performed well in the frontal and side impacts. In the frontal impact, further protection for the legs was the greatest priority, second only to reducing the forces acting on the chest from the seat belts. Pedestrian performance was patchy, though the A3 still merited a two-star rating. Attention had clearly been paid to providing protection for child and adult head impacts, but this was marred by its very rigid front at pedestrian leg-level.

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