Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Carens 2007

2.0 EX , 5 door MPV

Test Date: May 2007

Kia Carens crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
17 (94.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 9 (25.0%)

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Although the driver's footwell did not rupture, there was extensive deformation and the clutch pedal moved rearward by 175mm, leading to a weak rating for protection of the driver's lower legs, feet and ankles. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. In the side impact and pole tests the car scored maximum points based on dummy responses but the car was penalised because the driver's door became unlatched in the side impact. The leading edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. Similarly, the bonnet scored no points for the protection offered to adults' heads. the bumper scored performed better however and achieved maximum points.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Weak Driver left foot - Weak
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
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