Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Sintra 1999

2.2 GLS , 7 seats

Test Date: Jun 1999

Vauxhall Sintra crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
3 (19.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 9 (25.0%)

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The Sintra was overwhelmed in the frontal impact: the steering wheel and the deployed airbag broke off its column and the driver faced a real threat of fatal neck injury because his head was forced back and upwards. Vauxhall says it has now taken steps to prevent the wheel from snapping off, but the changes have not been tested by Euro NCAP. The car was awarded three stars, mostly for its performance in the side impact, but the final star has been struck through to indicate NCAP's fears over the chance of a fatal injury. Vauxhall announced,shortly after Euro NCAP had tested the car, that the Sintra would be withdrawn from sale. Finally, its child restraints performed well in the front impact but poorly in the side impact.

Driver head - Marginal
Driver neck - Poor
Driver chest - Weak
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Poor Driver left lower leg - Poor
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Adequate
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