Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Corsa 2002

1.2 Comfort , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Jun 2002

Vauxhall Corsa crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 9 (25.0%)

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The Vauxall Corsa is a strong small car with an all-round performance that protects the occupants. The driver's airbag did its job but may have reached the limit of its ability to protect in this test. The structure performed well with only relatively modest deformation of the passenger cell after the frontal impact. The side impact protection was good but marred by high loads passing up the dummy spine which would not be possible for a human body. The manufacturer also paid for an additional test on a vehicle fitted with an optional head curtain airbag which was found to be very aggressive. The protection from the child restraints was not uniformly good and the pedestrian protection was poor.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
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 - Adequate
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 - Good
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor
With optional head protection airbag which was very aggressive