Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Clio 1996

1.2RL , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 1997

Renault Clio crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 1½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder

Not Available
Not Available
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Renault Clio was awarded two stars for protection in frontal and side impact. All the new criteria were met with the exception of chest protection in side impact and rearward and upward movement of the steering wheel in frontal impact. In frontal impact, the major problems related to intrusion and the instability of the passenger compartment. There were problems for the lower limbs and attention is required in the knee-impact areas. The unstable head contact on the airbag suggests potential problems for different-sized drivers and those in different seating positions. In side impact, improved protection is required for the chest while also controlling the loading on the pelvis.

Driver head - Marginal
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Weak
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Poor Driver left femur - Poor
Driver right lower leg - Weak Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Weak Driver left foot - Weak
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Poor
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - No results
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

First phase (1997) test - scores not available. Optional Driver airbag fitted to test car