Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Passat 2014

2.0 TDI Comfortline , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Dec 2014

Volkswagen Passat crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 85%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 66%
Safety Assist 76%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Good protection was provided to all parts of the passenger dummy. Dummy numbers indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger dummy. Volkswagen showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions, whose knees might strike the dashboard in different places. In the side impact test, the Passat scored maximum points with good protection of all critical body areas. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. Test on the front seats and a geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated a good level of protection for all occupants against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. An optional autonomous emergency braking system - 'Front Assist with City Emergency Braking' - is available on the Passat and operates at low speeds to prevent or mitigate minor injuries, including whiplash. As the system is not standard equipment, its low-speed functionality was not assessed.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the Passat.


The bumper scored maximum points, providing good protection to pedestrians' legs in all places. The front edge of the bonnet offered some good protection to the pelvis region but was poor in other test areas. The protection offered to a pedestrian's head was predominantly good or adequate, with poor results recorded only on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment, together with a seatbelt reminder system for front and rear seats. A lane departure warning system is an option but is not expected to be fitted to most cars sold so it was not included in the assessment. The optional, driver-set speed limitation system is expected to be on most cars so it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type. Likewise, 'Front Assist with City Emergency Braking' is an option that qualified for assessment. Its performance at the higher speeds typical of openroad driving was tested and found to be good.

applies to all Passats of the specification tested