Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Dacia Lodgy 2012

1.5DCi 'Laureate' , 5-door MPV

Test Date: Nov 2012

Dacia Lodgy crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Adult Occupant 72%
Child Occupant 77%
Pedestrian 44%
Safety Assist 29%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Marginal
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

In the frontal impact, the screen pillar was heavily deformed at the top of the windscreen and the roof was bent in front of the B-pillar. The rear passenger floor panel and tunnel were completely separated, extending into the driver's footwell and the transmission tunnel was deformed between the front seats. The car was penalised for the instability of its passenger compartment in the test. Dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the passenger's chest and structures in the dashboard presented risk of injury to the knees and femurs of driver and passenger. Protection of the driver's feet and ankles was rated as marginal, owing to deformation and rupture of the footwell area. In the side barrier impact, protection of head, abdomen and pelvis was good and that of the chest was adequate. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib deformation indicated weak protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided poor protection against whiplash injuries in the event of 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. However, the airbag switch was poorly labelled and information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag was not clear, and the system was not rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag were clearly labelled in the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper provided good protection for pedestrians' legs in all areas tested and scored maximum points. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor, and scored nothing. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet provided poor or marginal protection. In those areas where an adult's head might strike, protection was predominantly poor.

Safety assist

The Lodgy does not have electronic stability control as standard equipment so it was not assessed by Euro NCAP. A seatbelt reminder is standard on all variants for the driver and passenger seats. A speed limitation device is available as an option but was not assessed by Euro NCAP because it is not standard equipment.

applies to all Lodgys of the specification tested