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Citroen DS4

Citroën DS4 Vti 1.6, base grade, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Citroen DS4

Citroën DS4 Vti 1.6, base grade, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 90%
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
14.7 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.0 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 39 pts | 80%
PERFORMANCE
8.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Roemer BabySafe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Roemer Duo
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 15 pts | 43%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
7.5 pts
PELVIS
2.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 7 pts | 97%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.8 pts
Active
Pass
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rear
Pass

Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Citroën DS4 Vti 1.6, base grade, LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1205kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies DS4s of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Speed Limitation Assistance
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder Driver, passenger and rear seats


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger dummies. Citroën were able to show that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The DS4 scored maximum points for the protection it provided in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen areas was adequate and that of the head and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side impact tests, maximum points were scored by the DS4 for protection of the 3 year child. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The switch is clearly marked and unambiguous information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag, and the system was rewarded. Permanent labels warn clearly of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in this seating position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was marginal or poor. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered good protection. However, in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was rated as poor in all areas tested, and no points were scored for this part of the assessment.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard on the DS4 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, front passenger and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment on the DS4.

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