KIA Cerato 2019

The 2018 Kia Cerato prior to crash testing.

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5 star ANCAP rated 2019

The Kia Cerato sedan (BD series) was introduced in Australia in May 2018, with hatch variants released in November 2018. The Cerato sedan and hatch were released in New Zealand in November 2018.

This 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all sedan and hatch variants except Cerato S and Cerato Sport variants without Safety Pack 1. A separate ANCAP safety rating is available for these variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 34.25 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 6.85 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.36 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Impact Test 6.40 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.64 out of 2
    AEB (City) 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 41.06 out of 49
Safety Assist 9.49 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 1.25 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 2.83 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 3.25 out of 4
    AEB (Interurban) 2.16 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 34.68 out of 48
    AEB (Pedestrian) 3.43 out of 6
    AEB (Cyclist) 4.74 out of 6

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-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (City and Interurban) is standard on all variants. A more advanced AEB system capable of detecting and reacting to Vulnerable Road Users is available as an option for Cerato S and Cerato Sport variants, and standard on other variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 6.85 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.9 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 2.8 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated ADEQUATE protection of the driver’s chest and the lower legs of both the driver and front passenger. Brake pedal movement resulted in driver foot protection being rated ADEQUATE. Protection was GOOD for all other critical body regions for both the driver and front passenger.

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

Side Impact Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

GOOD protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test.

What is side impact test?

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Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.69 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.75 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, chest protection was ADEQUATE for the driver and MARGINAL for the rear passenger, otherwise GOOD protection was offered to all other critical body regions for both the driver and rear passenger.

What is full width frontal test?

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Pole Test

Pole Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 0.8 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the oblique pole test, protection of the chest was WEAK while all other areas provided GOOD protection.

What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.31 points

Front: 1.33 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, dummy readings indicated WEAK protection of the neck of the 10 year dummy. Otherwise, protection of both dummies was GOOD.

In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was GOOD for both child dummies.

The Kia Cerato is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages for the rear outboard seats, and top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed most child restraints could be accommodated in most rear seating positions, though one of the selected Type A convertible seat could not be correctly installed in rearward facing mode using the ISOfix anchorages. In addition, care is required when installing a Type E booster in the centre rear position.

Pedestrian Summary

The bonnet provided predominantly GOOD or ADEQUATE protection to the head of a struck pedestrian, while MARGINAL and POOR results were recorded at the rear of the bonnet, at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

 
Protection of the pelvis area was GOOD or ADEQUATE, while the bumper showed GOOD results for leg impacts.

An autonomous emergency braking system capable of detecting and reacting to pedestrians and cyclists is standard on Cerato variants with the exception of the Cerato S and Cerato Sport where this feature is available as part of an optional safety pack. Testing of this system showed ADEQUATE performance in pedestrian test scenarios, while GOOD performance was seen in cyclist test scenarios. Overall, the system’s effectiveness for vulnerable road user protection was rated as ADEQUATE.


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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
6.8 L/100km 158 g/km

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