The passenger cell remained stable in the frontal impact. However, dummy readings indicated that the driver's head had bottomed out the airbag against the steering wheel and the car was penalised for this. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and pelvis for both front seat occupants. Volkswagen were able to show that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be offered a similarly high level of protection. Chest protection was adequate in the side barrier test and was good in the more severe side pole test. Protection against whiplash injury in a rear impact was rated as good.
Volkswagen have recently made improvements to the Bobsy G0/1 ISOFIX restraint and, as of October 2009, supply a modified Bobsy G1 ISOFIX seat for use in the Scirocco. Euro NCAP's tests were done with the most recent child restraints and the comments and overall star rating do not apply to vehicles using earlier versions of the restraints. Forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing seat, was not excessive. Both the 18 month and 3 year dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints in the side barrier 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 regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Poor labelling does not adequately indicate the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without first disabling the airbag.
Good protection for pedestrians' legs is offered by the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet, both scoring maximum points. The bonnet offers marginal protection in most areas where a child's head might hit and predominantly poor protection to an adult's head.
Electronic Stability Control is standard on all Sciroccos throughout Europe. The car has has a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.