Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen DS5 2011

2.0 diesel level 1 , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2011

Citroen DS5 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 89%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 40%
Safety Assist 97%

Compare with other cars in the Large 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 - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate 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 also showed that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The DS5 scored maximum points for the protection it provided in the side barrier test. However, in the more severe pole side impact test the chest was rated as weak. The front seat and head restraints provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position, sufficient information was provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag so the system was rewarded. Permanently attached labels on the sun visor clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. In the areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered mixed protection with good, marginal and poor areas. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the protection was poor for the entire region ans was awared no points.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control and speed limitation devices are standard on the DS5 and both met most Euro NCAP's requirements. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, passenger and rear seats.

applies to all DS5s of the specification tested