Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Skoda Octavia 2013

1.6 Ambition , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Mar 2013

Skoda Octavia crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 82%
Safety Assist 66%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
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

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions for the passenger, and for all body regions of the driver apart from the lower leg, protection of which was adequate. Skoda showed that protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis would be similarly good for occupants of different sizes and for those sat in different seating positions. In the side barrier test, the Octavia scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. However, in the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

For 2013, Euro NCAP is using improved child dummies and applying a broader assessment of CRS to vehicle compatibility. Based on dummy data from the dynamic tests, the Octavia scored maximum points for its protection of the 11/2 year infant. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact with parts of the car interior. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be installeded without problem. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in the front passenger seat. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded.


The Skoda is equipped with an 'active' bonnet as standard equipment in all EU27 countries. This system lifts the bonnet when a pedestrian has been struck to provide greater clearance between the bonnet surface and hard structures in the engine bay, improving head protection. Skoda showed that the system worked for a range of pedestrian statures and over a range of speeds. The system worked well, the bonnet providing good protection to the head of a struck pedestrian in almost all areas tested. Euro NCAP also tested the car with a normal, non-deployable bonnet. In this case, protection was adequate in most areas tested. Although the score for pedestrian protection was reduced compared to the active system, the car still qualified for 5 stars. The front edge of the bonnet provided marginal or poor protection to a pedestrian's pelvic region but the bumper scored maximum points, offering good protection to pedestrians' legs.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all Skoda Octavias, and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is also standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not available.

applies to all Octavias of the specification tested