Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Passat 2001

1.9TDi , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2001

Volkswagen Passat crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 13 (36.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

The Passat's strong passenger cell provides a safe survival space. In the side impact, a car fitted with the optional head protection airbag earned full marks (see right). The area that the driver's knees might hit in the frontal impact included hard areas that could cause serious injuries. The bonnet's leading edge proved ‘friendlier' to pedestrians than those of many competitors.

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 - Adequate 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
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
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
With optional head protecting airbag