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Mercedes Benz Viano

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
31
Front: 12.8
Side: 15.9
Seatbelt reminder: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
36
PEDESTRIAN
*
N/A


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

Child restraints
18 month old Child0, rearward facing
3 year old Child0, 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 modelMercedes Benz Viano 2.2 CDI, 'Trend', LHD
Body typeLARGE MPV
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight2065kg
VIN from which rating appliesfrom WDB63981513285524(November 2006)

Comments
Front impact
Although the passenger compartment remained stable, spot welds in the driver's footwell became separated during the test. This suggests that structures in this area might become unstable if exposed to the greater loading which might arise from a slightly higher impact speed for example. Dummy readings in the test did not expose problems with the protection of the knees or femurs. However, a knee bolster in the facia was considered to pose a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions.

Side impact
No pole test was performed as the tested vehicle was not equipped with the optional head protecting side impact airbag. The optional thorax airbag was also not fitted to the test car.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings from the frontal and side impacts, the Viano scored maximum points for its protection of the 3 year child. The passenger airbag cannot be disabled and the labels warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in that seating position were not permanently attached. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly indicated.

Pedestrian
The bumper and front edge of the bonnet scored no points. The protection offered to the head of a struck child was poor in every area tested and was poor in most areas for an adult's head.

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