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Volvo C30

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 15
Side: 15
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
*
9


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildVolvo child seat, facing
3 year old ChildVolvo child seat, 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 modelVolvo C30, 1.8 Momentum, LHD
Body type3 door hatchback
Year of publication2007
Kerb weight1352kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies C30's

Comments
Front impact
The steering-wheel moved forward during the impact to provide greater protection for the driver. The driver dummy scored maximum points in the test but the car lost points because of some stiff structures in the dashboard which might affect the knees or femurs of larger or smaller occupants.

Side impact
The scored maximum points based on the dummy results in the side impact and pole tests. However, in the side impact, the head curtain airbag was prevented from deploying fully by the child restraint system in the rear seat.

Child occupant
The C30 scored maximum points for its protection of the 1½ year old in the dynamic tests. The passenger airbag can be disconnected by Volvo dealers, allowing a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Volvo also offer an airbag deactivation switch as an option. However, the switch system does not provide clear information to the driver regarding the status of the passenger airbag. The presence of ISOFIX and top-tether anchorages was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The leading edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs and the bonnet was predominantly rated as poor for the protection of adults' heads. However, the protection offered by the bumper was predominantly rated 'fair'.

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