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Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3, 1.4 petrol, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3, 1.4 petrol, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 87%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.1 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 35 pts | 71%
PERFORMANCE
8.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
11.1 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 13 pts | 35%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
6.3 pts
PELVIS
0.3 pts
LEG
5.9 pts


Total 6 pts | 83%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.8 pts
Active
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0

Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Citroen DS3, 1.4 petrol, LHD
Body type 3 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1075kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies DS3'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 legs and femurs of both driver and pssenger. Citroen were able to demonstrate that similar protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The car scored maximum points in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, chest protection was rated as weak, based on dummy readings of rib deflections. Protection against whiplash injuriy in a rear impact was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Both dummies were sat in forward facing child restraints. In each case, forward movement of the head was not excessive in the frontal impact and, in the side impact, the dummies were both properly contained by the shells of their restraints. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag is not available in all European languages and was not rewarded by Euro NCAP.

Pedestrian
In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a pedestrian, the bonnet provided poor protection and scored no points. The bumper provided predominantly good protection for pedestrians' legs.

Safety assist
All variants of the DS3 are equipped as standard with electronic stability control, a seatbelt reminder for the driver and front passenger seats and a driver-set speed limitation device

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