Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 2003

170CDI , 5 door MPV

Test Date: Nov 2002

Mercedes-Benz Vaneo crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 10 (28.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

The Vaneo is a small MPV and is a combination between the A-Class and a small van. As such it shares much of its protection with that of the A-Class. The body shell is stable and provides a safe environment for the occupants. The driverís upper body is better protected than his lower body in frontal impact. The high seating position of the occupants helps provide good protection in side impact. The child protection system however was not good in frontal impact although the head protection in side impact was better. The very short bonnet means that the adult head impact area is partially on the windscreen which improves the protection offered to pedestrians.

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