Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Dacia Sandero 2008

1.5dCi E2 , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2008

Dacia Sandero crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (0.0%)
12 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 6 (0.0%)

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Although some spot welds had released at the base of the A-pillar, the passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact and the dummies' heads made stable contact with the airbags. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. For the side impact test the Sandero was tested without the side impact/head protecting airbag which is fitted either as standard or as an option and protection of the chest was rated as weak. No pole test was performed. A further side impact test and a pole test were conducted with the airbag fitted and with these results the car would scored 31 points overall for adult occupant protection which includes the additional two points for the pole test. In the pedestrian tests neither the bumper nor the front edge of the bonnet scored any points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface was rated as predominantly poor for the proection offered to the head of both a struck child and an adult.

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

rating applies to all Sanderos without safety pack (available only as an option in some European countries