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Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster 1.5 DCi Lauréate, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster 1.5 DCi Lauréate, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 27 pts | 74%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Marginal, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
11.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.2 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.0 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 38 pts | 78%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Roemer BabySafe ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

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

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
3.0 pts
See comments
Total 10 pts | 28%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
10.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
0.0 pts


Total 2 pts | 29%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
0.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Dacia Duster 1.5 DCi Lauréate, LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1180kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Dusters of the specification tested
Class Small Off-Road 4x4.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags meets fitment requirements
Side head airbags meets fitment requirements
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seats


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the Duster remained stable in the frontal impact but the rear (luggage compartment) door opened during the test and the car was penalised. Protection of the chest was rated as marginal for both front seat occupants, based on dummy readings of chest compression. Measurements in the dummies' knees and femurs did not indicate a problem but, on the driver's side, structures in the dashboard were considered to present a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions, and protection on that side was rated as marginal. In the side barrier impact, the driver's door opened and the car was penalised. No doors opened in the more severe side pole impact but protection of the driver's chest was rated as weak because of dummy readings of rib compression. Protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
The car scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month dummy in the dynamic tests. Forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was well controlled in the frontal impact and both dummies were properly contained by their restraints in the side barrier test. 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 regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that seat without first disabling the airbag were clearly explained, but the label was not permanently attached to the sun visor.

Pedestrian
Neither the bumper nor the front edge of the bonnet scored any points, offering poor protection to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet provided good protection in most areas likely to be struck by a child's head, but was predominantly poor in those areas where an adul't head would hit.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is available as an option on the Duster but did not qualify for assessment. A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the driver's seat. A seatbelt reminder for the front passenger seat is expected by Dacia to be standard equipment in nearly all sales of the Duster, and the system met Euro NCAP's requirements.

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