Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen DS4 2011

Vti 1.6, base grade , 5 door hatch

Test Date: May 2011

Citroen DS4 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 80%
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 - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
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

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger dummies. Citroen were able to show that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The DS4 scored maximum points for the protection it provided in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen areas was adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The switch is clearly marked and unambiguous information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag, and the system was rewarded. Permanent labels warn clearly of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in this seating position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was marginal or poor. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered good protection. However, in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was rated as poor in all areas tested, and no points were scored for this part of the assessment.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard on the DS4 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, front passenger and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment on the DS4.

Applies to all applies DS4s of the specification tested