Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Corsa 2014

1.4 Enjoy , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Dec 2014

Vauxhall Corsa crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 79%
Child Occupant 77%
Pedestrian 71%
Safety Assist 56%

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 - 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 - 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 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Opel demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body regions was good except for the chest, protection of which was adequate. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compressions indicated a weak level of protection for the chest, although protection of other areas was still good. The front seats and head restraints provided a marginal level of protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision while a geaomtric assessment of the rear head restraints indicated poor protection.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the Corsa. However, ISOFIX anchorages are available as an option on the front passenger seat and it was found that engagement of the ISOFIX probes was difficult for the Britax-Römer Duo Plus restraint.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, with good results in all areas tested. The front edge of the bonnet offered good protection to the pelvis region in most of the test areas. The bonnet surface provided predominantly good or adequate protection to a pedestrian's head over most of its surface. Poor results were recorded at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the front and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option. As it is expected to be fitted to most cars sold, it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type. Autonomous emergency braking is not available on the Corsa but a lane support system is available as an option. As this system is not expected to be fitted to most cars sold, it was not included in the assessment.

applies to all Corsas of the specification tested