2011 Chevrolet Captiva Receives 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating

Of the 12 cars that were part of the most recent batch tested by Euro NCAP, only one didn’t get a five-star rating, so to find out if the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva is any good, we’ll have to delve a bit deeper to find out what’s what.
For adult occupant protection, the Captiva scored a respectable 88 percent, as dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs. All body areas were well protected in the side barrier test and the car scored maximum points in this. However, in the sever side impact with a pole, the car’s protection of the chest was deemed only to be marginal, given the rib deflection. The protection against whiplash in case you get rear-ended was also deemed marginal at best.

Child occupant protection can be deemed good at 82%. The excellent results were also due to the fact that the passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear and the system was not rewarded. Clear warnings are given of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag.

The front edge of the bonnet is a danger to pedestrians, but in most areas likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet provided good protection.
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