Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Polo 2002

1.2 , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Jun 2002

Volkswagen Polo 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 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 6 (17.0%)

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VW were allowed a frontal retest after improving the protection to the lower legs. The structure performed well with only relatively modest deformation of the passenger cell after the frontal impact. The side impact protection was good. The manufacturer also decided to update these results by showing the benefit of the optional head impact curtain airbag. The protection from the child restraints was not uniformly good and the pedestrian protection was poor.

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 - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Adequate
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 protection airbag

Rating applies from VIN 9NZ2 Y 088578 & 9N2 064930