Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi - 2004
Adult occupant
Adult occupant
*****
34
Child occupant
Child occupant
****
39
Pedestrian
Pedestrian
*
7

Adult occupant protection
Frontal impact driver
Frontal impact driver
Frontal impact passenger
Frontal impact passenger
Side impact driver
Side impact driver
Pedestrian protection
Pedestrian protection
Legend


Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
seatbelt
Driver frontal airbag
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Hand of drive
LHD
Tested model
Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi
Body type
large off-roader
Year of publication
2004
Kerb weight
2254
VIN from which rating applies
WVGZZZ7LZ5DO45026

Comments
The Touareg's body proved to be immensely strong, providing good protecton and achieving the five star Euro NCAP rating. Euro NCAP allowed a re-run of the pole test following the introduction of modifications to the curtain airbag packaging. Its restraint systems include dual-stage airbags and front belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, seat-mounted side airbags and a curtain head airbag.
Protection for child occupants was good, but pedestrians fared less well.

Front impact
The body suffered minimal deformation. The dual-stage tethered airbags and belt pre-tensioners plus load limiters controlled the loads and limited forward movement, reducing chest and leg injury risk for the front occupants.
The footwell suffered little deformation or intrusion. However, the driver risked knee injury from hard structures behind the fascia.

Side impact
A very impressive protection system includes seat mounted thorax airbags and a head curtain airbag, which also protects those sat in the rear. The Touareg achieved maximum points in the side and pole impact tests.

Child occupant
A manual on/off switch is fitted for the passenger frontal airbag. A warning visible on the instrument binnacle and centre console shows when it is inactive.
The only warnings of the dangers of placing a rear-facing restraint opposite an active airbag were given by a non-permanent pictogram on the door pillar and a label written in two languages on the windscreen.
The older child was in a Britax Romer Duo Plus fitted to the car using ISOFIX mounting points and top tether. The younger child was in a rear-facing Britax Romer BabySafe secured by the adult belt. Both children were well protected although the chest load on the older child and head load on the younger child were just outside the 'good' limit in the frontal impact.

Pedestrian
This does not match the protection provided to occupants. The front gave some cushioning where an adult's head would most likely strike. But the child head impact areas and particularly the bumper and leading edge of the bonnet were very unfriendly.

Search Cars
Brands:
Models:
Fuel:
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
©2009-2017 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version