KIA Picanto 2016

The 2016 Kia Picanto hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.26out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.12out of 16
Side impact test14.14out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3


ANCAP 2013 5 five star

The Kia Picanto was introduced in New Zealand in 2011 and Australia in 2016. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


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 frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. In addition, a knee airbag is available as an option in New Zealand. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.12 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.98 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.14 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset crash test however the clutch pedal moved excessively rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort.

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

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.14 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.14 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

There was a slight risk of serious chest injury. The rear door on the driver side opened during the test and 1 point was deducted.

The Picanto was eligible for a pole test as it has side curtain airbags. Head protection was good 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

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: Good
Dynamic test: Acceptable

Overall whiplash rating: Acceptable

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Marginal

Pedestrian Summary

Adult & child head impacts: 9.22 points
Upper leg impacts: 1.54 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

This vehicle scored 16.76 out of 36 points (Marginal). The bonnet was rated as poor or marginal in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head. Similarly, the front edge of the bonnet did not provide good protection for pedestrians' legs. Only the bumper scored maximum points, offering good protection for pedestrians in all areas tested. (Tested by Euro NCAP v5)


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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.3 L/100km 125 g/km

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