Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Scirocco 2009

1.4 , 3 door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2009

Volkswagen Scirocco crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 87%
Child Occupant 73%
Pedestrian 53%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger cell remained stable in the frontal impact. However, dummy readings indicated that the driver's head had bottomed out the airbag against the steering wheel and the car was penalised for this. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis for both front seat occupants. Volkswagen were able to show that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be offered a similarly high level of protection. Chest protection was adequate in the side barrier test and was good in the more severe side pole test. Protection against whiplash injury in a rear impact was rated as good.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Poor labelling does not adequately indicate the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag.


Good protection for pedestrians' legs is offered by the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet, both scoring maximum points. The bonnet offers marginal protection in most areas where a child's head might hit and predominantly poor protection to an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is standard on all Sciroccos throughout Europe. The car has has a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

applies to all Sciroccos of the specification tested