CITROEN C3 2018

The 2017 Citroen C3 prior to crash testing.

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2017 tested 4 star ANCAP rating

The Citroen C3 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2017. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 33.49 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.50 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.47 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 7.81 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 2.68 out of 3
    AEB (City) 0 out of 3
Child Occupant Protection 41 out of 49
Safety Assist 7 out of 12
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.50 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 1.50 out of 3
    AEB (Interurban) 0 out of 3
Pedestrian Protection 25.04 out of 42

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-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Speed sign recognition, lane departure warning (LDW) and a manual speed limiter are fitted as standard. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is not available on any Australian C3 models, or New Zealand models built prior to March 2018. AEB is optional on New Zealand models built from March 2018.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.5 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.02 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated GOOD protection of critical body regions with the exception of the driver’s lower legs and front passenger’s chest which were ADEQUATE.

What is frontal offset test?

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Side Impact Test Results

Side Impact Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The C3 scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact test, with GOOD protection of all critical parts of the body.

What is side impact test?

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Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.83 pts
Chest 2.7 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.84 pts
Chest 3.52 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the chest and neck was ADEQUATE for the driver and rear passenger, and that of other critical body areas was GOOD.

What is full width frontal test?

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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.67 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the more severe oblique pole test, protection of the chest was ADEQUATE and that of other body regions was GOOD.

What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Front: 1.68 points

Rear: 1.00 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, the level of protection offered to the neck of the 10 year dummy and chest of the 6 year dummy was MARGINAL. Other body regions were ADEQUATE or GOOD.

In the side impact test, protection of both child dummies was GOOD for all critical body regions. The vehicle scored maximum points for its protection of the 6 year and 10 year dummies in this test.

Pedestrian Summary

The protection provided by the bonnet surface to the head of a struck pedestrian was predominantly ADEQUATE.

POOR results were recorded around the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Protection offered to the pelvis and legs was GOOD with maximum points scored in this area of assessment.

AEB is not available on Australian C3 models, or New Zealand models built prior to March 2018, and has not been tested.


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
4.9 L/100km 110 g/km

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