Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2011

1.4 petrol Sport , 3 door

Test Date: Oct 2011

Vauxhall Astra GTC crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 91%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 50%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
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 the knees and femurs for both the driver and front passenger dummies. Opel showed that a good level of protection would also be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. In both the side and pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest area. However, the front seat and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in 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. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Permanently attached labels on the sun visor clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position.

Pedestrian

In all of the areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was poor and no points were awarded for this part of the assessment. Conversely, the area likely to be struck by small adults and children provided good protection and scored maximum points. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection offered to a pedestrians hip and pelvic area was poor.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard and met Euro NCAP's requirements. Speed limitation devices are available only as an option and were not assessed by Euro NCAP. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger seats only.

applies to all Astra GTCs of the specification tested