Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mercedes-Benz Citan 2013

Kombi, 109 Blue Efficiency 'High' grade , Small MPV

Test Date: Nov 2013

Mercedes-Benz Citan crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 79%
Child Occupant 81%
Pedestrian 56%
Safety Assist 70%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Adequate
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
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 CITAN Kombi was first tested in April 2013, and was given a three star rating. Mercedes-Benz indicated at that time that they would improve the safety performance of the vehicle, especially the deployment of the side airbag and the installation of child restraints; and that they would provide a seatbelt reminder for the front passenger seat and make the speed limitation device comply with Euro NCAP's requirements. These changes are now in production and Euro NCAP has re-assessed the vehicle. The improvements made by Mercedes-Benz to the side airbag deployment proved successful and the Citan scored maximum points in the side barrier test with good protection of all body regions. In the side pole impact, the airbag deployed correctly but protection of the chest was rated as marginal. There was a gap between the B-pillar and the front edge of the sliding door. Although this gap was smaller than in the original Citan test, a penalty was again applied to the score. The front seats and head restraints provided marginal protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag cannot be disabled, so a rearward-facing child restraint cannot be used in that seating position. Improvements made by Mercedes-Benz mean that all child restraints for which the car is designed can now be properly installed and accommodated.


Pedestrian test results were carried over from the original assessment. The bumper was predominantly good but the front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection in most of the areas tested. Adequate protection was provided by the bonnet over much of its surface but protection in those areas where an adult's head might strike was mostly poor.

Safety assist

The Citan is equipped with electronic stability control as standard equipment, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is available for both front seats and the system was rewarded. A driver-set manual speed assistance system is available. Mercedes-Benz have changed the warning signal to include an audible signal and the system was rewarded in this re-assessment.

Applies from VIN WDF4157031U129453