Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Galaxy 1999

VW Sharan Tdi , 7 seats

Test Date: Jun 1999

Ford Galaxy crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
6 (38.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 10 (28.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large MPV category

Euro NCAP tested the Volkswagen Sharan which shares body, interior and running gear with the Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra. Neither were tested here, but it is anticipated that their performance would be near-identical. The Sharan's cabin was badly damaged and became structurally unstable in the frontal impact and the driver's survival space - the area around his body - was severely reduced, leaving him liable to suffer chest, right leg and feet injuries. This MPV fared better in the side impact, though. As in most rivals, the driver sits higher than he would in a conventional car and this helps to protect him. Even so, he was at some risk of chest injury. The integrated child restraints were well designed and were easier to use than others tested. More work was needed to safeguard pedestrians generally - hence its two-star rating - but the bonnet's leading edge provided better protection than most of the other MPVs tested in June 1999.

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

Rating applies from VIN serial no. WVW GXX PSW GXD17150