Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Trafic 2012

2.0dCi Passenger 'Expression' , Passenger van

Test Date: Dec 2012

Renault Trafic crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 2 Stars
Adult Occupant 58%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 28%
Safety Assist 14%

Compare with other cars in the Family van category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good 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 - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
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 remained stable in the frontal impact. Both dummies recorded similar levels of protection, although no airbag was fitted on the passenger side. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat passengers but structures in the dashboard were thought to pose a risk to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Trafic scored maximum points. No pole impact was performed as the Trafic is not equipped with a head protection device. A geometric assessment of the front and rear seats revealed poor protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the airbag switch labelling and dashboard indicator do not provide clear, unambiguous information to the driver about the status of the airbag, and the system was not rewarded.


The bumper provided poor protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas tested, and scored no points. Assessment of the front edge of the bonnet was not appropriate owing to the shape and height of the vehicle. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of a child or that of an adult, the vehicle provided predominantly poor or marginal protection with only a few areas that were good.

Safety assist

The Trafic does not have electronic stability control fitted as standard to sufficient vehicles to meet Euro NCAP's requirements, so no assessment was performed. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver and met Euro NCAP's requirements. A speed limitation device is available but did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements.

applies Renault Trafics of the specification tested