Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen Xantia 1997

1.8i dimension , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Aug 1997

Citroen Xantia crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (19.0%)
6 (33.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Xantia scored two stars, mainly as a result of the poor protection offered to the driver's head and chest in the side impact, and passenger compartment structural instability in the frontal impact. The two-star rating also resulted from the poor protection offered to the driver's chest, knees, thighs and pelvis in the frontal test. In this test, only the lower legs had good protection. There was excessive intrusion of the footwell, and stiff structures designed into the lower facia increased the risk of injury to the driver's knees, thighs and pelvis. In the side-impact test, the driver's head struck the pillar between the front and rear doors, and protection for this body region and for the chest was rated as poor. The Citroen Xantia has a standard-fit airbag that provided adequate head protection during the frontal impact.

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

Structural modifications introduced Jan '98 to improve crash performance. Rating applies to cars built before Jan 98.