Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen C3 2003

1.4SX Essence , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Nov 2002

Citroen C3 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
13 (81.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 11 (31.0%)

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The C3 provided a balanced performance in our tests. The structure performed well with only minor deformation of the passenger cell after the frontal impact. The restraints worked particularly well giving unusually low chest loads. The side impact protection was reasonable but the optional head protecting airbag would reduce the risk of injury. The protection from the child restraints was not uniformly good with the three year old not protected in either the front or side tests. However the pedestrian protection was better than average.

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

rating applies from VIN VF7FCHFXB26527647