Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi A4 1997

1.8 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Aug 1997

Audi A4 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
7 (44.0%)
10 (56.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The A4 earned three stars for frontal- and side-impact protection but the last star is flagged to indicate that the driver faced an unacceptably high risk of chest injury in the side impact. The car would not meet the new side-impact legislation effective from October 1998. In the frontal impact, seat belt loading of the chest was downrated because of intrusion at facia level. The presence of hard structures in the knee impact area posed a serious risk of injury to his knees, thighs and pelvis.

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

Side structure improvements and side impact (head+thorax) airbags standard on cars ordered after 21 Jan 99