KIA Sorento 2010

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.21out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.25out of 16
Side impact test15.96out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Kia Sorento was introduced in Australia during 2009. In 2010 a passenger seat belt reminder and a dual pretensioner on the driver seat were introduced on the Australian model. This 5-star ANCAP rating applies to diesel 4WD Sorentos with these added safety features.

The KIA SORENTO scored 13.25 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. All injury ratings were good or acceptable. The vehicle scored 15.96 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points were scored 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.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

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 selt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.25 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.27 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 2.98 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 77mm and upwards 8mm. The steering wheel hub moved 15mm forward, 10mm downward and 17mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 9mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.96 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.96 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle scored 15.96 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 4.11
Adult head impacts 6.07
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts 5.72

Pedestrian protection was generally poor. The rear of the bonnet and centre of the bumper provided good protection.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.4 L/100km 194 g/km 6.5 Greenhouse Rating 6.5 /10 3 Air Pollution Rating 3 /10 3-Star Overall Rating

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