Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Hyundai ix20 2011

Kia Venga 1.4 GLS , 5 door MPV

Test Date: Feb 2011

Hyundai ix20 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 89%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The Hyundai ix20 is structurally identical to the Kia Venga and has the same interior fittings and levels of safety equipment. Euro NCAP therefore believes that the star rating of the Venga can also be applied to the Hyundai ix20. In the frontal test, the passenger compartment remained stable. Protection of the driver's chest was rated as marginal. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. However, the steering column and ignition barrel presented a risk of injury to the driver's femurs. In the side barrier impact, the car scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the chest and good protection of other parts of the body. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in a rear-end impact was good.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. A permanent label warns clearly of the risks of using a rearward facing restraint in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet provided marginal protection. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered good protection but was predominantly poor in the areas where an adult's head might strike.

Safety assist

As Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is to be fitted as standard in the great majority of sales, it has been included in Euro NCAP's assessment of the car. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the driver, front passenger and rear seats. As the rear seat system is not available on the Kia Venga which was assessed, the score has not been included in the rating of the ix20.

Applies to all ix20's of the specification tested