Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen C1 2012

1.0 High Grade , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Dec 2012

Citroen C1 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Adult Occupant 68%
Child Occupant 73%
Pedestrian 53%
Safety Assist 71%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Adequate
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

Ratings based on tests of the Toyota Aygo. In terms of frontal impact performance, the current C1 is the same as the car tested in 2005 and the results of that test have been used here. The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. However, the driverís chest struck the steering wheel during the impact and the score for that body region was penalised. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. However, inspection of the dashboard showed that some structures might pose a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. There was little deformation at the footwell but testers noted that the brake pedal was displaced rearward and was blocked, increasing the risk of injury to the driverís lower legs and feet. In the side barrier and more severe side pole impacts, the car was equipped with side impact head and thorax airbags which are available as an option now on some variants but become standard on all variants in July 2013. In both tests, dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the chest. The seat and head restraints provided poor protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

ISOFIX anchorages will become standard equipment in July 2013. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear and the system was not rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated on the inside of the car.


The bumper scored maximum points, providing good protection to pedestrians' leg in all areas tested. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor and scored no points. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child or of an adult, protection was poor or marginal with some areas offering good protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is currently optional on some variants but becomes standard equipment on all variants in July 2013. The system met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment now but a passenger reminder does not become standard until July 2013. The systems met Euro NCAP's requirements. A reminder for the rear seat belts is not available and there is no speed limitation device on the C1.