Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

SEAT Alhambra 2010

2.0 Diesel Trendline , 5 door MPV

Test Date: Nov 2010

SEAT Alhambra crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 96%
Child Occupant 80%
Pedestrian 46%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Large MPV 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 - Good Driver left foot - Good
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 - 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

Euro NCAP is informed that the Seat Alhambra is structurally identical to the Volkswagen Sharan and has the same interior fittings and levels of safety equipment. Accordingly, Euro NCAP believes that the star rating of the Sharan can also be applied to the Seat Alhambra. The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact, the windscreen pillar being deformed rearward only 2mm after the crash. Dummy results showed good protection of the knees and femurs for the front seat occupants. Additional test work demonstrated that occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions would be similarly well protected. The passenger dummy scored maximum points in the frontal impact. Likewise, maximum points were scored in the barrier side impact test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen were rated as fair. Good protection was provided against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end impact.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing seat without first disabling the airbag was unclear, poorly positioned and not permanently attached. All of the seating positions are approved for universal child restraint systems.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in most areas, but was poor in some places. The front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection and scored no points in Euro NCAP's tests. In most areas where the head of child might strike, the bonnet provided good protection. However, for an adult, the bonnet offered predominantly poor levels of protection.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment. The front seating positions have a seatbelt reminder. A rear seatbelt reminder system is standard on the 6 and 7-seat variants. The system is available as an option for the 5-seat variant but is expected to be sold as standard in insufficient numbers to qualify for assessment.

Applies to all applies Sharans of the specification tested