Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volvo S40 1997

1.8 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Aug 1997

Volvo S40 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 8 (22.0%)

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The S40 was awarded four stars for protection in frontal and side impacts, the only one of 13 family cars tested in 1997 to achieve this result. The S40 performed well in the frontal-impact test and no major failings were detected. However, a reduced level of footwell intrusion would be beneficial. The car tested was fitted with a driver airbag and side-impact protection airbags mounted in the front seats all of which are standard equipment throughout Europe. The side airbags move with the seat and should be effective in any seating position.

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