Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Passat 2005

1.9TDi Trendline , 5 Door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2005

Volkswagen Passat crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
14 (88.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 17 (47.0%)

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The Passat achieved its five star adult occupant protection rating prior to running the pole retest and not as a consequence of the retest. EuroNCAP allowed a rerun of the pole test following changes to the car's curtain airbag and rooflining to optimize the curtain's functionality. The body shell proved to be extremely strong suffering minimal deformation in the frontal impact and providing good levels of protection for the adults. The restraint systems include dual-stage frontal airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, front safety belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters. An intelligent seat belt reminder system is fitted for the driver and front passenger. The child protection offered by the car was good. The level of protection offered to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users was judged to be fair overall.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
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

Rating applies from VIN WVWZZZ3CZ6E035000 and WVWZZZ3CZ6P017000