Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Jaguar X-Type 2002

2 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2002

Jaguar X-Type crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 2 (6.0%)

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These results are a little disappointing for a new car but the X-type has a strong body shell that provides a safe passenger compartment. All the doors could be opened normally after the test. The restraint system on the driver was let down due to his head bottoming out on the steering wheel late in the impact. The Jaguar X Type is the first car Euro NCAP has seen where the manufacturer claims that it is able to recognise when any child restraint is fitted on the front passengers seat and turn off the passenger's airbag. This provides the best way in which to deal with this hazard. The 3 year old was protected in an ISOFIX restraint with a top tether and this worked well. Unfortunately the pedestrian protection was dire.

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