Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Peugeot 406 2001

. , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2001

Peugeot 406 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
8 (50.0%)
10 (56.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Euro NCAP first tested a 406 in 1997. Back then, the car gained two stars for its front- and side-impact protection.The 2001 model gains an extra star, mainly for its improved restraint systems, but also for its stronger structure. A key-operated switch turns off the frontal passenger airbag to allow a rear-facing child restraint to be installed Also, the airbag can be turned off while the engine is running, by using a second key. However the warning on the instrument panel is always correct, thus providing a safety check.

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

Result applies from VIN VF38BRHZF81365797