CitroŽn Crash Test
this page shows you the famous CITROËN C8 when tested on safety!
C8 before crashing
Peugeot 807 2.0 HDi LHD | 7-seat MPV

2003 model year | 1700 kg | VIN code VF7EBRHTB13036310
front and side impact rating  pedestrian test rating 

how the tests are done -
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Test Scores: Front 13 (81%)  Side 18 (100%) Belt reminder 1 Overall 32 (..%); Pedestrian 6 (17%)
Peugeot's 807 shares its body and major parts with the Citroen C8, Fiat Ulysse and Lancia Phedra. Though not tested, they are expected to give near-identical protection. The car has performed extremely well and only just missed achieving a five-star occupant safety rating. Its body withstood the front and side impacts providing good protection for those inside. It scored full marks in the side impact. In the frontal test, however, testers found that the 807/C8/Ulysee/Phedraís fascia had hard points beneath it which could injure those in the front. Child protection was good, their restraints meeting most Euro NCAP performance limits, although the chest loading was a little high for the 3-year-old. Protection for pedestrians was poor. Peugeot says it intends to improve this on future models.

frontal crash C8
Frontal Impact
The frontal airbags had two-stage inflation to provide increased cushioning in severe accidents. The stable body and a lack of movement from the steering column provided a safe environment for the driver. But the front occupants risked knee injuries from stiff structures beneath the fascia. The driverís footwell suffered very little intrusion and his feet were well protected. The centre rear seat has a three-point belt that is much safer than a lap-only belt. All outboard seat belts were fitted with pre-tensioners.

driver side

Side Impact
Side impact protection was impressive and included a thorax side airbag and a head curtain for those in the front and rear. The 807/C8/Ulysee/Phedra lost no marks in the tests.
Child Restraint
The passenger frontal airbag had a manual on/off switch. A pictogram (which was non-permanent) and a text label on the passengerís end of the facia showed how it worked. Warnings against placing a child in a rear-facing restraint opposite an airbag were inadequate. The 3-year-old was placed in a forward facing restraint and the 18-month-old in the same type of restraint but rear-facing. Both childrenís heads were protected, but impact forces fed through to the 3-year-old childís chest were assessed as on the high side.
Pedestrian Protection
Protection for this vulnerable group of road users does not match the level of safeguard that the 807/C8/Ulysee/Phedra offers to its occupants. The bumper and sides of the bonnet proved to be particularly unfriendly.
Model history and safety equipment
The 807/C8/Ulysee/Phedra were introduced in autumn 2002. The vehicle features twin frontal and side airbags, head-protecting airbags, front belt pre-tensioners and load limiters, 2nd row outer belts with pre-tensioners, ISOFIX anchorages to rear outer seats, driver belt reminder.

this page was created 19 march 2003

last change 13 december 2003
CitroŽn Crash Test