Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Skoda Octavia 2001

1.9TDi Ambiente , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Nov 2001

Skoda Octavia crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

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Skoda chose to improve the Octavia's side impact protection after initial tests exposed weaknesses in its performance. That part of the test was re-run and the results are shown here. The car provides a strong safety cell for its passengers although its footwell ruptured during the frontal impact. Forces acting on the driver's and front passenger's chests were relatively high. Testers also criticised protection provided for occupants' knees and lower legs.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Marginal
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
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 - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Result applies from VIN TMBH641U2225784851997