Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Daihatsu Materia 2008

Materia , 5 door wagon

Test Date: Dec 2007

Daihatsu Materia crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 16 (44.0%)

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The driver dummy indicated considerable differential movement between the femur and the tibia in the frontal impact test. Such movement can lead to knee injuries. That result, combined with penalties for dashboard structures which could present further hazards to the driver, led to a 'weak' rating for protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis. The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact though. A head protecting airbag is available as an option but as it is not standard equipment across Europe, the car was not eligible for a pole test. The bumper provided predominantly fair protection for pedestrians, as did the bonnet surface where an adult's head would strike. However, the front edge of the bonnet provided predominantly poor protection, as did that part of the surface where a child's head would contact.

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

applies to all Materias