Latest Euro NCAP: 11 cars tested - Peugeot 5008
Adult occupation score: 89%
Child protection score: 79%
Pedestrian protection: 37%
Safety assist: 97%
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Readings from the dummies indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger and there were no structures in the dashboard likely to present a risk to occupants of different sizes or those in different positions.
The 5008 scored maximum points in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, readings from the dummies indicated marginal protection of the chest. Protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact was also rated as marginal.
Forward movement of the head of the dummy representing a three-year-old dummy was well controlled in the frontal impact. The dummy of an 18-month-old sat in a rearward-facing restraint.
In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the shells of their restraints. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position.
However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward-facing child seat without first disabling the airbag is not available in all European languages and so was not rewarded by Euro NCAP.
The car was rewarded for being equipped with ISOFIX and top-tether anchorages in all three seats in row two, and the presence of those anchorages was clearly indicated.
Protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the front edge of the bonnet was poor. Similarly, in most areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult or child pedestrian, protection was poor and scored no points. Only the bumper provided good protection, scoring full points for its protection of pedestrians' legs.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all versions of the 5008. A seatbelt reminder for all seating positions is also standard. A driver-set speed-limitation device is optional on some versions, but is expected to be fitted as standard on the great majority of cars sold.
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