CITROEN C5 2001

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score30.44out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.59out of 16
Side impact test15.85out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Citroen C5 was introduced in Australia during 2001.

The Citroen C5 scored 12.59 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and upper leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.85 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious pelvis injury for the driver. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and headprotecting side curtains are standard equipment. ABS brakes are also standard. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.59 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.63 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.96 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well with very little roof or footwell deformation. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 50mm and upwards 12mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 21mm and downwards 11mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 23mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 10mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened normally.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable but the driver's chest contacted the steering wheel through the airbag. Interior components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.85 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 3.85 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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