EuroNCAP released this week the safety results of 15 cars and rewarded several new advanced driver assistance technologies under its Advanced assessment schem. Among the cars rated, Dacia Lodgy scored the worst result, with only three stars.
At a time when several manufacturers are scoring almost full marks in one or more areas of assessment, the Lodgy performed below average in all areas of safety.
In the frontal impact, the screen pillar was heavily deformed at the top of the windscreen and the roof was bent in front of the B-pillar. The rear passenger floor panel and tunnel were completely separated, extending into the driver’s footwell and the transmission tunnel was deformed between the front seats.
In pedestrian protection, the Lodgy’s score of 44 percent compares unfavourably with other cars in this release, all of which scored more than 60 percent.
The child protection score of 77 percent is also unexceptional and does not live up to the self-acclaimed “family vehicle” reputation.
Finally, Dacia has decided not to make electronic stability control as standard equipment, exploiting the last possible opportunity before the technology became mandatory.

Source: EuroNCAP