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Citroen C5

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
35
Front: 14.6
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
**
11


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildRomer DUO ISOFIX, forward facing
3 year old ChildRomer DUO ISOFIX, 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
Car details
Tested modelCitroen C5 2.0 diesel 'Dynamic', LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1608kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies 08 model year C5s

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact. The driver's knees were well protected by an airbag mounted in the lower dashboard. Citroen showed that the airbag would also protect occupants who were larger or smaller than the dummy used in the test, and those sat in different seating positions. The passenger was well restrained and his knees did not get close to the dashboard.

Side impact
The C5 scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests.

Child occupant
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 about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint without first disabling the airbag was clear and permanently visible. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked. The new C5 has been rated as four stars for child protection compared to three stars for the previous model.

Pedestrian
The C5 was awarded no points for the protection offered by the front edge of the bumper to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface was also rated as predominantly poor in the area likely to be struck by an adult's head. However, the bumper scored maximum points.

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