Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Dacia Sandero 2013

1.2L petrol , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: May 2013

Dacia Sandero crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 80%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 57%
Safety Assist 55%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
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 of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Dacia showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of the other body regions was good. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of chest compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The seat and head restraints provided marginal protection to the front seat occupants against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear and the system was not rewarded.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection to the pelvis area. In those areas where a child's head might strike the bonnet, adequate protection was offered but it was mostly poor in the areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided for the front seats but no system is available in the rear.

applies from VIN UU15SDGG548819069