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Audi A3

Audi A3 1.4 'Attraction', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Audi A3

Audi A3 1.4 'Attraction', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 95%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.4 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.6 pts
Neck: Good

Total 42 pts | 87%
PERFORMANCE
11.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintAudi Kindersitz with ISOFIX Base
Group0, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
11.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintAudi Kindersitz with ISOFIX Base
Group0, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 27 pts | 74%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
19.6 pts
PELVIS
1.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rear
Pass

Autonomous Emergency Braking
(Pre-) Crash Systems
Lane Support Systems
Other Safety Systems


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Audi A3 1.4 'Attraction', LHD
Body type 3 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1235kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies A3s (inc. Sportback and Limousine, see comments)
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver, passenger and rear


Comments

From crash data presented by Audi, Euro NCAP is satisfied that a similar level of protection is offered by the Audi A3 Sportback and the Audi A3 Limousine.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. Audi showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the driver's chest was rated as adequate. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Both dummies were properly contained by their rearward facing child restraints in the front and side impacts, minimising the risk of contact with parts of the car interior. Although the passenger airbag can be disabled with an optionally fitted switch to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position, insufficient information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag preventing any reward for the system. Permanently attached labels on the sun visor clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
Good protection was provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs and the car scored maximum points in this and the area likely to be struck by a child/small adult. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head the protection offered by the bonnet was predominantly marginal and poor, as was the bonnet leading edge where a pedestrians upper leg would impact.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the front and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not currently available on the Audi A3.

Rating reviews

Aug 2012 Rating published
Aug 2013 Annual review
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