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Kia Sportage Ancap Safety rating achieves 5 Stars!

February 14, 2011 / New Kia News Brisbane

The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page

Kia Sportage Safety

Occupant Protection Score 36.10 out of 37
Variant: Diesel 4WD
Eng: 2 litre diesel
Kerb mass 1630 kg
Category: SUV – MEDIUM
Vehicles built: 2010 Tested by Euro NCAP

The tested model of Kia Sportage was introduced in Australia during 2010. This rating applies to four-wheel-drive variants of the Sportage with 4 cylinder diesel or petrol engines. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. A rearview camera is available. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat.

5 star. The Sportage scored 15.1 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious lower leg injury. All other body regions had good protection. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The  diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. Model History and Safety Features The tested model of  Kia Sportage was introduced in Australia during 2010. This rating applies to four-wheeldrive variants of the Sportage with 4 cylinder diesel or petrol engines.
Dual front airbags,  side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. A rearview camera is available. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted
to the centre rear seat.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION: 5 Stars The Sportage scored 15.1 out of 16 in the offset crash test.
The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious lower leg injury. All other body regions had good protection. The vehicle scored  16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.
FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts,chest 4 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.1 pts.
The passenger compartment held its shape well  in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 60
mm and upwards  23 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 28mm  forward,  5  mm upward and  4  mm sideways. The front (“A”) pillar  had no rearward displacement. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact
was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger’s head was cushioned by the airbag.
SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest
4 pts, abdomen  4 pts, pelvis 4 pts.
The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The
manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.
PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION:
Marginal The bumper provided mixed protection to pedestrians’ legs. The front edge of the bonnet provided predominantly poor protection. In most of the areas likely to be struck by a child’s head, the bonnet offered good levels of protection. However, for an adult’s head, most of the areas tested showed poor protection.
Kia Sportage Safety Technical Data

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