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Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2.2 diesel GLS (EX), LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2.2 diesel GLS (EX), LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 87%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Adequate, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
13.3 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.5 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 84%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 16 pts | 44%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
10.2 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
5.7 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Kia Sorento 2.2 diesel GLS (EX), LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1870kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Sorentos of the specification tested
Class LARGE OFF-ROAD 4×4
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners double pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Double pretensioners ensured that the dummies' knees were kept away from the dashboard, and low readings were recorded. However the steering column and ignition barrel were though to present a potential risk of injury to drivers of different sizes. The chest lost a fraction of a point in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, rib deflections indicated marginal protection of the chest. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries was good.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side barrier tests, the Sorento scored maximum points for protection of both the 3 year old and the 1½ year old infants. The heads of both dummies were properly contained by the restraints in the side barrier impact. The passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear.

Pedestrian
The protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet to pedestrians' legs is poor. The protection offered by most of the the bumper was rated as marginal, although some points towards the centre of the car performed well. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered poor protection. For adult, the bonnet offered good protection towards the centre but was rated as poor along the edges, where it is supported by stiff structures.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control (ESC) is standard equipment on all Sorento variants. The car also has a standard-fit seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front seat passenger.

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