Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Beetle 1999

. , 2 door saloon

Test Date: Mar 2000

Volkswagen Beetle crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 14 (39.0%)

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This car has a solid, stable structure that gives good all-round protection to its occupants. The side-impact performance was impressive, earning it a high score. Although the door opened in the side-impact test, this was thought unlikely to happen in a real accident because the test barrier caught and pulled the door handle as it rebounded. The belts fitted in the rear could be switched to provide better support for child restraints. But there was no label to explain their use, so they were not used in this manner in the test. Finally, protection offered for pedestrian's legs is very poor and no test earned points.

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