Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Vel Satis 2005

2.2DCI , Saloon

Test Date: Jun 2005

Renault Vel Satis crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
14 (88.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 2 (6.0%)

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From VIN VF1BJRE0633480386 (model year 2005), the Vel Satis is also fitted with a front passenger belt reminder. This increases the overall points score but there is no change to the adult occupant star rating. The Vel Satis gained a maximum score for side-impact protection, while losing only two points for its performance in the frontal impact. Testers noted that the carís twin seat belt pre-tensioners greatly reduced the risk of leg injury for the driver by restricting his forward movement during an impact. Both children were well looked after and their restraints met all Euro NCAP performance limits. However, protection provided for pedestrians that the car might strike was very poor. Renault needs to improve this vital safety aspect.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
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 - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
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

rating applies from VIN VIN VF1BJRE0633480386, model year 2005