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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.96out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.98out of 16
Side impact test15.98out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


This ANCAP safety rating applies to VW Polo petrol variants introduced in Australia and New Zealand in August 2014. A 5 star ANCAP safety rating also applies to the VW Polo from 2010.

In the frontal offset crash test, driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. In the side impact crash test, driver chest protection was acceptable. Head protection in the side pole test was good.

Note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to the 2014 Australasian Polo.


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 frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.98 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.98 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

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* 15.98 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.98 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Driver chest protection was acceptable. Protection for the other body regions was good.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

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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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Overall whiplash rating: Acceptable

Assessed by IAG Research in 2010.

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Marginal

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 14.90 out of 36 points

Child head impacts: 7.73 points
Adult head impacts: 0.74 points
Upper leg impacts: 2.43 points
Lower leg impacts: 4.00 points

The bumper provided mixed protection for pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet was marginal to poor. The centre of the bonnet offered good protection to a child's head but poorer protection towards the edges. In most areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, poor protection was provided.


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
4.8 L/100km 109 g/km

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