Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Adam 2013

1.4 JAM , 3-door hatchback

Test Date: Sep 2013

Vauxhall Adam crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 87%
Child Occupant 72%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate 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 - 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 Adam remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Opel showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The car scored maximum points for its protection of the passenger dummy, with all body areas being well protected. In the side barrier test, the Adam demonstrated good protection of all body regions except the chest, which was adequately protected. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflection indicated weak protection of the chest, although other parts of the body were well protected. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The rear outboard seats could not accommodate the group II/III child restraint but, otherwise, all restraints for which the car was designed could be accommodated without a problem. Cars before VIN W0L0MAP08E6000067 contain slightly different information in the user manual regarding installation of the group II/III restraint in the front passenger seat.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it provided to pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet was good in most areas tested but provided poor protection at the outer edges. The bonnet surface, where a child's head might strike, showed mixed performance with areas of good, adequate and marginal protection. The windscreen offered good head protection to taller pedestrians but was poor around the windscreen pillars and at the base of the screen.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard on the Adam and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system covers the front and rear seats and a driver-set speed limitation device met Euro NCAP's requirements for such systems.

rating applies from VIN W0L0MAP08E6000067