KIA Sportage 2015

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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.



Used Car Safety Report

The Kia Sportage has been awarded a 5 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

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If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score35.1out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.1out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
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The tested model of Kia Sportage was introduced in Australia during 2010. This rating applies to all variants of the Sportage with 4 cylinder diesel or petrol engines.

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.


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 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.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.1 pts (out of 16)
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 60mm and upwards 23mm. The steering wheel hub moved 28mm forward, 5mm upward and 4mm 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.

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* 16 pts (out of 16)
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 vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

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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Whiplash Protection Test

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.

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Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 8.08
Adult head impacts 3.5
Upper leg impacts 1.2
Lower leg impacts 4.91

Total (out of 36) 17.69

The front areas of the 2010 Kia Sportage offered marginal protection for pedestrians.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.2 L/100km 197 g/km 6.5 /10 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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