Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen C-Elysee 2014

1.2 Seduction , 4-door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2014

Citroen C-Elysee crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Adult Occupant 71%
Child Occupant 75%
Pedestrian 54%
Safety Assist 33%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Marginal
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 - 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 of the C-Elysée remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger in the test. However, structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions and the score was downgraded. Readings of chest compression in the driver dummy indicated a marginal level of protection for this body region. In the side impact, protection of all body regions was good except for the abdomen, protection of which was adequate. However, in the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of chest compression indicated a weak level of protection for this body region. The score was penalised because some forces were transmitted through parts of the dummy structure which would further load the chest of a human, and protection of the chest area was rated as poor. Protection against whiplash injury in a rear-end collision was good for the front seats but poor for the rear seats.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the switch, located at the end of the facia, is not labelled clearly enough and the system was not rewarded. All of the restraints which the car is designed to accommodate could be properly installed in the vehicle.


The protection provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs was good in all areas tested. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor and scored no points. The protection provided by the bonnet was predominantly good or adequate but was poor at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The C-Elysee has electronic stability control as standard. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver's seat but is not available for the passenger seat so the system was not rewarded. A driver-set speed limiter is available as an option. As it is fitted to most cars sold, it was assessed and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type. The C-Elysee is not available with lane assist or autonomous emergency braking.

Applies to all C-Elysees of the specification tested