Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen C5 2001

1.8i 16v SX , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Nov 2001

Citroen C5 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
13 (81.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 16 (44.0%)

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During testing, one of the C5's door opened. Euro NCAP allowed CitroŽn to submit a modified car. The changes were partly successful: during a re-test of its side impact performance, the C5's door moved onto its secondary latch but remained closed. Otherwise, the car's strong passenger cell provided a safe survival space that remained intact. The driver's door could be opened normally after the frontal impact and the footwell retained its shape. The driver's chest hit the steering wheel, increasing the injury risk to this vulnerable body area.

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 - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
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, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Result applies from VF7DCZB6219701