Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Peugeot 208 2012

1.4 diesel 'Active' , 5 door hatch

Test Date: May 2012

Peugeot 208 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 88%
Child Occupant 78%
Pedestrian 61%
Safety Assist 83%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate 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 - Adequate
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 passenger compartment of the 208 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Peugeot showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was marginal. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in the passenger seat. However, labelling of the switch positions was not sufficiently clear and the system was not rewarded. There were clear warnings of the dangers of using a reaward facing restraint in that seating position without having deactivated the airbag.

Pedestrian

The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians and the car scored maximum points in this area. The front edge of the bonnet was at best marginal in the protection offered to pedestrians. In most areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided good protection but was predominantly poor in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the 208 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment.

applies to all 208s of the specification tested