Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Twingo 2014

1.0 'E2' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Sep 2014

Renault Twingo crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 78%
Child Occupant 81%
Pedestrian 68%
Safety Assist 56%

Compare with other cars in the City Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
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 - 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 Twingo remained stable in the frontal impact. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all parts of the body. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger dummy. Renault showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Rearward movement of the brake pedal led to a marginal rating for protection of the driver's feet and ankles. In the side barrier test, protection of all body regions was good except that of the chest, which was adequate. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib deflections indicated weak protection of the chest. Protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision was rated as good for the front seats and poor for the rear.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the categories of child restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated by the car.

Pedestrian

The protection provided by the bumper was good, and the car scored maximum points in this area. However, the performance of the front edge of the bonnet was mixed but was predominantly weak or poor. The protection provided by the bonnet surface was mostly marginal or adequate, with some poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Twingo has a seatbelt reminder system as standard for the front and rear seats. A standard-fit speed assistance system informs the driver of the relevant speed limit and can be set by the driver accordingly. Electronic stability control is also standard. A lane departure warning system is available as an option but was not tested as it is not expected to be sold in sufficient numbers. There is no autonomous braking system on the Twingo.

applies to all Twingos of the specification tested