Just like us, the EuroNCAP doesn't only enjoy testing cars, but also vans. Thus, the accident replicators decided to have a go at bashing the Multivan against a wall. They tested the T5 back in 2008, before the range was facelifted, but since the revamp didn't bring any important structural changes, it's safe (no pun intended) to assume that the rating can also be used for the current version of the car.
The vehicle received a four-star rating, with the passenger compartment remaining stable during the frontal impact. However, certain parts of the dash represented a risk of injury to knees and femurs of of the front seats occupants and the passenger's chest was compressed more than the driver's one.
Due to the fact that the head airbag is only offered as an option, the pole test was not performed, but the car did receive the maximum number of points for the side impact.
As for the pedestrian protection, the car wasn't quite friendly with human beings coming its way from the exterior.
On the road, the Multivan feels safe to drive, mainly thanks to its car-like handling and brakes that you can rely on. The ESP is now standard, with the vehicle our test car's four-wheel-drive system really giving you confidence to push it as hard as you need.Continue reading