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VOLKSWAGEN Passat 2003

Passat GP MY2003 Sedan V5

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Volkswagen Passat has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score29.87out of 37
Frontal Offset test11.87out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of VW PASSAT was introduced in Australia during 2001. This assessment applies to the 2003 Australian model.

The VW PASSAT(LHD) scored 11.87 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. 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 head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment in Australia. 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 Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 11.87 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.5 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.38 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 74mm and upwards 4mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 34mm, upwards 19mm and sideways 34mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 24mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 24mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver's door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Dash 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* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 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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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.3 L/100km 247 g/km

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