ADAC – General German Automotive Club

Germany’s Largest Automotive Club

The ADAC – “Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club”, i.e. German Automobile Club has more than 16 million members and is the biggest automobile organization in Europe. With a circulation of 14,000,000 copies their monthly magazine “ADAC Motorwelt” is the most read magazine in Europe.

The ADAC test is the most known and important test for child restraint systems in Europe. Once or twice a year the ADAC tests car seats of each group in a crash simulation of frontal as well as side impacts. Frontal crash is tested at 64 km/h and side impacts at 50 km/h. Different sized dummies are used to simulate different age/weight groups of children. In addition to the safey aspect, handling & ergonomics, cleaning & workmanship as well as harmful substances are further test criteria a car seat is subject to close scrutiny. The ranking follows the German school grading system, i.e. “sehr gut” (very good), “gut” (good), “befriedigend” (average), “ausreichend” (bare minimum) and “mangelhaft” (poor).

CYBEX’s test results for Infant car seats and car seats by ADAC, 2008 up to today.

Date of TestInfant car seat/Car seatTest Result
11/2016Infant car seat Aton Q i-Size + Base Q i-SizeGOOD (1,7)
11/2016Infant car seat Aton Q i-Size (belted)GOOD (1,7)
11/2016Rear-facing car seat Sirona M2 i-SizeGOOD (2,2)
06/2015Infant car seat Cloud Q (belted)GOOD (1,9)
06/2015Infant car seat Cloud Q + Base Q-fixGOOD
06/2015Car seat Pallas M-fixGOOD (2,1)
06/2015Car seat Pallas MGOOD
06/2015Car seat Solution M-fixGOOD (1,8)
06/2015Car seat Solution MGOOD (1,9)
06/2014Infant car seat Aton QGOOD (1,6)
(Gr. 0+ Belted Base)
06/2014Infant car seat Aton Q with Base-fixGOOD (1,6)
11/2013Car seat Juno 2-fixVERY GOOD (1,4)
06/2013Rear-facing car seat SironaGOOD
06/2012Infant car seat Aton 2 & Aton Base-fixGOOD
06/2012Infant car seat Aton 2GOOD
06/2012Car seat Juno-fixGOOD
06/2012Car seat Pallas 2GOOD
06/2012Car seat Solution X2GOOD
11/2011Car seat Pallas-fixGOOD
11/2011Car seat Solution X-fixGOOD
06/2011Infant car seat Aton with BaseGOOD
06/2011Infant car seat Aton w/o BaseGOOD
06/2011Car seat Pallas 2-fixGOOD
06/2011Car seat Solution X2-fixGOOD
06/2010Car seat PallasGOOD
06/2010Car seat Free-fixGOOD
06/2009Infant car seat AtonGOOD
06/2009Car seat Solution X-fixGOOD
06/2008Car seat Solution XGOOD