Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Peugeot 406 1997

1.8 LX , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Aug 1997

Peugeot 406 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
5 (31.0%)
10 (56.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The 406 was awarded two stars but, with just a little improvement, the car would have earned a third. In frontal impact, its main failings related to the amount of intrusion into the passenger compartment and the stiff structures behind the lower facia that were struck by the driver's knees. These presented a serious risk of injury to his knees, thighs and pelvis. The amount that the steering wheel was pushed back during the impact also gave cause for concern. However, the 406 performed well in the side-impact test, meeting the criteria for the 1998 side impact legislation which is applicable to all newly launched models.

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