Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Citroen Xsara 1998

1.4i , 5 door hatch

Test Date: May 1998

Citroen Xsara crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
7 (44.0%)
13 (72.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 16 (44.0%)

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Citroen has told Euro NCAP that every Xsara 1.4i will be fitted with side airbags from the launch of these results. Accordingly, the car chosen for testing had seat-mounted side airbags. In the side-impact test, however, the seat-mounted airbag did not deploy correctly, resulting in a lower level of protection to the driver's chest than expected from this safety feature. Otherwise, the Xsara performed reasonably well in the frontal-impact test and gave above-average results in the pedestrian safety tests.

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