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VOLKSWAGEN Caddy 2016

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score28.46out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.46out of 16
Side impact test15out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Volkswagen Caddy Life was introduced into Australia during 2006.

The Caddy Life scored 12.46 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 15 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. Injury measurements were all good but a door unlatched, resulting in a one point deduction.

Important note: The diesel 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.

Safety equipment, as tested, not standard on all variants 

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) are also standard. Side airbags are optional in Australia and were fitted to the vehicle tested by Euro NCAP. Electronic stability control (ESC) is also optional. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat of the Australian model.

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 all seats. 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* 12.46 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.59 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.87 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 97mm and upwards 3mm. The steering wheel hub moved 16mm forward, 27mm upward and 9mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 44mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver and passenger 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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Injury measurements were all good but a door unlatched, resulting in a one point deduction.

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra 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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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

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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6 L/100km 138 g/km

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