Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Polo 1996

1.4L , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 1997

Volkswagen Polo crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder

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Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score Not Available

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The Volkswagen Polo was awarded three stars for protection in frontal and side impact. All the new frontal-impact criteria were met with the exception of the upward movement of the steering wheel in frontal impact, and the chest loading inside impact. In the frontal-impact crash test, there was limited intrusion of the passenger compartment which retained its stability. There were no particular problems with the knee-impact areas. Reducing the degree of intrusion in the footwell should improve protection of the feet and ankles. In side impact, reduced loading of the chest is needed, while, at the same time, controlling the loading on the pelvis.

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

First phase (1997) test - scores not available