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Opel/Vauxhall Astra

Opel Astra 1.6 'Enjoy', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Opel/Vauxhall Astra

Opel Astra 1.6 'Enjoy', 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: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.3 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 84%
PERFORMANCE
11.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Römer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

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

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 16 pts | 46%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
10.4 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0

Lane Support Systems
Vision Enhancement Systems


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Opel Astra 1.6 'Enjoy', LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1318kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all Astras of the specification tested
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners dual 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, the windscreen pillar moving rearward less than 2mm. Dual pretensioners restrained the dummies well and readings indicated that the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger were well protected. Opel were able to show that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different seating positions, would be similiarly well protected. The Astra scored maximum points for its protection of the front passenger occupant in the frontal impact. Protection of the chest was adequate in the side barrier impact and marginal in the more severe side pole test, with good protection of all other body regions in both tests. Protection against whiplash injuries in rear impacts was rated as good.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side impacts, the Astra scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year dummy. Forward movment of the head was well controlled. In the side barrier test, both dummies were properly contained by their restraints. 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 child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a label attached to the passenger's sun visor.

Pedestrian
The car scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the bumper. However, the protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet was poor and scored no points in Euro NCAP's tests. In most areas likely to b struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered marginal protection. In all areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the bonnet provided poor protection.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard equipment across the whole of the model range as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

Rating reviews

Nov 2009 Rating published
May 2013 Facelift review
May 2014 Annual review
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