Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen T5 2013

Transporter Kombi , Business and family van

Test Date: Nov 2013

Volkswagen T5 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 79%
Child Occupant 74%
Pedestrian 32%
Safety Assist 57%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
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
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 test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. However, structures in the dashboard were thought to present a risk to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions. The T5 scored maximum points in the side barrier test with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was marginal and that of the abdomen was adequate while that of the head and pelvis was good. Whiplash protection was assessed by analysing the geometry of front and rear seats and head restraints. The assessment revealed marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not clear and the system was not rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are not clearly labelled on the vehicle interior.


The bumper provided poor protection to pedestrians' legs and scored no points in this area. Most of the bonnet surface provided protection that ranged between poor and marginal though good results were recorded on the windscreen.

Safety assist

The T5 has electronic stability control as standard equipment on passenger-carrying and commercial variants. A seatbelt reminder for the driver is also standard equipment. A speed limitation device is not available on the T5.

Applies to all T5s of the specification tested