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Citroen C3

Citroen C3, 1.4 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Citroen C3

Citroen C3, 1.4 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 83%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.4 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.5 pts
Neck: Poor

Total 36 pts | 74%
PERFORMANCE
9.5 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
11.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
3.0 pts
See comments
Total 12 pts | 33%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
5.8 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 3 pts | 40%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.8 pts
Active
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
0.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Citroen C3, 1.4 diesel, LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1065kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies C3's of the specification tested
Class SUPERMINI
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the front occupants' knees and femurs. Citroen were able to demonstrate that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be offered a similar level of protection. In the side barrier impact, the car scored maximum points, good protection being provided to all vulnerable body areas. In the more severe side pole test, rib deflections indicated weak chest protection but other body areas were well protected. The seat and head restraint provided poor protection against whiplash injuries, scoring no points in the most severe of the three tests performed.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy's head was not excessive and the heads of both dummies were contained by the restraints in the side impact. 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 about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear.

Pedestrian
Good protection was provided to pedestrians' legs by the bumper and maximum points were scored. However, the front edge of the bonnet scored no points. The protection offered by the bonnet to a pedestrian's head was marginal or poor in those areas likely to be struck by a child and predominantly poor in those areas where an adult's head might strike.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is available on some variants in the model range but is not expected to be fitted as standard in sufficient numbers to qualify for points under Euro NCAP's rating scheme. A driver-set speed limitation device is expected to be fitted as standard to the great majority of cars sold and is an option on all variants in the range. A seatbelt reminder system for driver and front seat passenger is fitted as standard across the model range.

Rating reviews

Aug 2009 Rating published
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