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KIA Sportage

Kia Sportage 2.0 diesel EX, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

KIA Sportage

Kia Sportage 2.0 diesel EX, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 93%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.1 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 42 pts | 86%
PERFORMANCE
10.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1 ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1 ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
8.0 pts
See comments
Total 18 pts | 49%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
11.6 pts
PELVIS
1.2 pts
LEG
4.9 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESC
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Kia Sportage 2.0 diesel EX, LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1625kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Sportages of the specification tested
Class SMALL OFF-ROAD 4×4
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact, the windescreen pillar being deformed rearward only 2mm after the test. Dummy readings showed good protection of the front passengers' knees and femurs. Kia was able to demonstrate that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, all body areas were well protected and the car scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflection indiciated a marginal level of protection for the chest area. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both child dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The status of the airbag is clearly displayed to the driver, so that it is clear whether the seat is safe for a rearward facing restraint (airbag off) or for an adult passenger (airbag on). Kia recommend a different child restraint for universal installation using the adult seatbelts, and for installation using the ISOFIX anchorages. Owners should check their owner's manual for details and should ensure they have the restraint which is recommended for the intended method of installation.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in some of the areas tested but only marginal protection in others. 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.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is fitted as standard on all variants. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the front and rear seats.

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