CITROEN C3 2004

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.64out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.36out of 16
Side impact test14.28out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Citroen C3 was introduced in Australia during 2003.

The Citroen C3 scored 13.36 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 14.28 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious thorax injury for the driver.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. 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, and thorax side airbags are standard equipment. ABS/EBD brakes are not available on the SX variant but are standard on other variants. 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.

Pre-tensioners 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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.36 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.6 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.76 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 76mm and the clutch moved downwards 48mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 6mm, upwards 22mm and sideways 15mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 36mm rearwards. 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. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Dash components were a hazard for the passenger's knees.

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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.28 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.08 pts
Abdomen 3.65 pts
Pelvis 3.55 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.4 L/100km 151 g/km

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