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VW Caddy

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
27
Front: 12.5
Side: 15
Seatbelt reminder: 0
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
30
PEDESTRIAN
**
13


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer Baby-safe, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer 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
Car details
Tested modelVW Caddy 'Life' 1.9TDI, LHD
Body type5 door MPV
Year of publication2007
Kerb weight1538kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Caddy Life

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact. Compression of the driver's chest led to a marginal rating for protection of that body area. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummy.

Side impact
The rear sliding door on the impacted driver's side was not fully latched after the side impact and the car was penalised one point as a result. Based on dummy readings alone, the Caddy Life would have scored maximum points. No pole test was performed as a curtain airbag is not standard equipment.

Child occupant
The head of the 3 year old dummy moved forward more than Euro NCAP's limit of 550mm, making it vulnerable to contact with parts of the car's interior. The passenger's airbag can de 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 clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a child restraint in that seat were not clearly labelled. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
Neither the bumper nor the front edge of the bonnet scored any points for the protection they offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection which the bonnet would offer an adult's head was rated as mostly fair.

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