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HOLDEN Epica 2011

Series II

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.41out of 37
Frontal Offset test8.91out of 16
Side impact test14.5out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3


The tested model of Holden Epica was introduced in Australia during 2007 and had seat-mounted side airbags with head protection. Inflatable side curtains and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) became standard on all versions from August 2008. The manufacturer provided evidence to ANCAP that the curtain-equipped Epica provides better protection in side impacts than the tested vehicle.

The Holden Epica scored 8.91 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was weak for the driver and chest protection was marginal.

The vehicle scored 14.5 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and pelvic injury for the driver. A further 2 points were earned in the optional pole test.


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 curtains are standard equipment for the Series II. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and ESC are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to the driver and front passenger seats for the Series II.

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 (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 8.91 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.67 pts
Upper Legs 2.31 pts
Lower Legs 0.93 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 58mm and upwards 39mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 75mm, downwards 16mm and sideways 28mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 33mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver. The head rolled off the side of the airbag after the peak of the crash. Steering column 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?

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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.5 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.82 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 3.68 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 and a 4 star rating.

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).

The Epica performed marginal to fair over much of the bonnet region and also in the full leg tests. Improvement is needed along the guards and windscreen support, as well as in the upper leg region.


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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.3 L/100km 221 g/km 5.5 Greenhouse Rating 5.5 /10 6.5 Air Pollution Rating 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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