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Citroen C4 Picasso

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
35
Front: 14.9
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
34
PEDESTRIAN
**
16


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer BabySafe Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo, 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 modelCitroën C4 Picasso DV6, LHD
Body typeTranslation not found Translation not found
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1539kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies C4 Picassos

Comments
Front impact
The Picasso is fitted with a driver's knee airbag as standard. In such cases, manufacturers have the opportunity to demonstrate to Euro NCAP that the level of protection seen in the test is provided across the whole of the facia and for occupants of different weights and sizes. Euro NCAP considers some of the structures in the Picasso's dashboard to be a potential hazard to the driver's femurs as, in this case, Citroën chose not to present evidence to the contrary.

Side impact
The driver's chest lost a fraction of a point but the rounded score for side impact protection was a maximum 18.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, the rearward-facing child restraint tipped forward, exposing the head of the 1½ year old dummy which then contacted the rear of the driver's seat. As a result, the car lost all points for the head protection of that dummy. The passenger's airbag can be disabled by means of a switch. However, information presented to the driver regarding the status of the airbag was not clear enough. The car was rewarded for being equipped with ISOFIX and top-tether anchorages in the front passenger seat and in all three seats in row 2 although the presence of those anchorages was not clearly indicated.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' lower legs. The part of the bonnet likely to struck by a child's head was also rated predominantly 'fair'. However, that part of the bonnet which might be struck by an adult's head scored no points for the protection it offered.

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