Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Peugeot 508 2011

1.6 diesel 'Active' , 4 door saloon

Test Date: May 2011

Peugeot 508 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 41%
Safety Assist 97%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car 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 - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
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 - 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

Based on dummy readings in the dynamic tests, the 508 was awarded maximum points for its protection of the 3 year infant. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The switch is clearly labelled and unambiguous information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. The system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. Permanently attached labels clearly warn of the danger of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The switch is clearly labelled and unambiguous information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag. The system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. Permanently attached labels clearly warn of the danger of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian

The protection provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs was good in most areas tested but poor in some. The front edge of the bonnet offered poor or marginal protection. In most areas likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet offered good protection. However, in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the bonnet provided poor protection.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment on the 508. A driver-set speed limitation device is optional on basic grade variants in a few European countries but is otherwise standard equipment. Sales as standard are expected to exceed Euro NCAP's 2011 fitment requirement (95%) and the system was rewarded. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, front passenger and rear seats.

Applies to all applies 508s of the specification tested