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Citroen Berlingo

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
26
Front: 9.8
Side: 13
Seatbelt reminder: 1
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
27
PEDESTRIAN
**
10


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Poor, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Weak, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Adequate
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer Baby-Safe Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildKiddy-Life Universal, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelCitroen Berlingo Multispace, 1.6D, LHD
Body typeSMALL MPV
Year of publication2005
Kerb weight1251kg
VIN from which rating applies1CM5 : 93303010

Comments
The manufacturer states that the Peugeot Partner (from VIN 1PM5 : 95189560) is built on the same platform as the Berlingo and shares the same specification.

Front impact
The driver's chest contacted the steering wheel, for which the car was penalised. The passenger's left knee registered higher loads than the driver's knees and was used in the calculation of the adult occupant score. Structures within the dashboard represented a potential hazard to the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger.

Side impact
In the side impact, forces were transferred in an unrealistic manner to the test dummy, reducing the forces recorded by the instrumentation in its chest. The car was penalised for this.

Child occupant
The label warning against using a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger's seat was inadequate and was not permanently attached to the vehicle. The presence of the ISOFIX anchorages in the rear seats was not clearly indicated.

Pedestrian
The leading edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection it offered to pedestrians.

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