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Euro NCAP released a video of their crash and safety tests for the ID.4.
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  • a frontal impact test, 50% of the width of the car is striking an oncoming deformable barrier, also travelling at 50 km/h
  • a frontal impact test, the car impacts a rigid full width barrier
  • a side impact test, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door
  • a pole test, the tested car is propelled sideways into a rigid pole
  • a far-side impact test, the robustness of the centre airbag is evaluated by two dummies in the front.

 

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This is big, 5 star, and did well in all 4 categories! It's great that an air bag came down between driver and passenger heads in side impact collision. This is why I change cars often - the safety technology keeps improving. And the crash tests keep getting tougher and tougher so that one can't compare the results of a car tested this year with one tested say 3 years ago. ID.4 will also be crash tested by NHTSA and IIHS this year. My Pro is on the boat and headed to Cal. I'm sure ID.4 is much safer than my '17 Bolt LT which doesn't even have automated emergency braking and weighs about 1000 lb less.
 

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It's great that an air bag came down between driver and passenger heads in side impact collision.
Unfortunately, the central airbag was a cost savings item deleted from the U.S. version (at least it is only referenced in the European owner's manual). I do not plan to find out for sure in my car.
 

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Unfortunately, the central airbag was a cost savings item deleted from the U.S. version (at least it is only referenced in the European owner's manual). I do not plan to find out for sure in my car.
Maybe VW thinks Americans are less concerned about safety than Europeans....
At least the ID.4 with center airbag tested about the same as the Polestar 2 which was also tested this year. Also, it tested better than the smaller ID.3 (not sold here) which was tested last year. Anyway, the crash test results are encouraging enough to allow me to go ahead with purchase once my car arrives; without those results I'd still be sitting on the fence pondering what to do next.
 

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Unfortunately, the central airbag was a cost savings item deleted from the U.S. version (at least it is only referenced in the European owner's manual). I do not plan to find out for sure in my car.
 

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EuroNCAP press release for ID.4 and its relative Skoda car-- heaps praise on ID.4 safety structure and safety for children passengers. If VW didn't include a center airbag on the US run cars that is indeed sad. Even so, there is a very good chance NHTSA and IIHS will generally confirm EuroNCAP crash test results.
 
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