Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen C4 2010

1.6HDi , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2010

Citroen C4 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 43%
Safety Assist 97%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

In the frontal impact, the passenger compartment remained stable. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger and there were no structures in the dashboard likely to pose a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different seating positions. In the barrier side impact the chest protection was adequate. However, in the pole side impact the chest protection was only rated as weak and the abdominal protection was adequate. The assessment for whiplash protection in a rear impact was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The passenger's airbag can be disabled by means of a switch in the glove box, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is presented to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded.


The bumper area scored maximum points for the protection offered to a pedestrian's lower leg. The front edge of the bonnet, where a pedestrian's upper leg would impact, offered mostly poor protection. The bonnet top where a child or small adult head would impact offered mixed levels of protection. However, the protection offered to adults was extremely poor over the entire area.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is fitted as standard to all variants in most European countries. In some countries, ESC is an option on the base specification but standard on others. Sales of ESC as standard equipment are expected to be sufficiently high for the system to be rewarded by Euro NCAP. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard across the model range as is a front and rear seat belt reminder system.

applies to all C4s of the specification tested