Dacia Lodgy was tested by the EuroNCAP and obtained 3 stars on the safety tests. The results are not surprising because the Renault officials announced that they guarantee a minimum 3 stars on safety, and that they do not expect a better score. In addition to the actual behavior in an accident, the Lodgy was penalized for the lack of ESP as standard equipment, problem solved in case of the new Dacia models: Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway.
The data provided by the test dummies showed that chest protection is “marginal” and the board presents a risk of knee and femur injuries for front passengers.
Dacia Lodgy is not equipped with ESP as standard, which means that the model could not score more than four-star on safety. Without this system, EuroNCAP engineers could not give points for the Safety Assist category, introduced in 2009.