Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Vauxhall Vectra 1997

1.8i LS , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Aug 1997

Vauxhall Vectra crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
8 (50.0%)
10 (56.0%)
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18
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Vectra sustained footwell intrusion in the frontal impact, the driver ran a high risk of suffering life-threatening chest injuries in the side-impact test: the car would fail to meet forthcoming side-impact legislation for new models. The amount by which the steering intruded into the cabin in the frontal impact also gave cause for concern. However, in the side-impact test, protection for the driver's head and pelvis was good.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Poor Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Weak
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Poor
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor