Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Clio 2012

1.0 base grade , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2012

Renault Clio crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 88%
Child Occupant 89%
Pedestrian 66%
Safety Assist 99%

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 - Good
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 - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
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 Clio remained stable in the frontal test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Renault showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the car scored maximum points, with good protection being offered to all body regions. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compressions indicated weak protection for that body region. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. The dangers of using a rearward-facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in the vehicle.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points. Protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly good. In most of the areas likely to be struck by a child's head, protection was poor or marginal. Similarly, marginal or poor protection was provided by the bonnet in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all Clios and the system met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the front and rear seats and a driver-set speed limitation device is also fitted to all Clios.

applies to all Clios of the specification tested