Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Carens 2013

1.7 Diesel EX , 5-door MPV

Test Date: Sep 2013

Kia Carens crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 76%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate 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 passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and fenurs of both the driver and passenger. Kia showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Carens scored maximum points, showing good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compression indicated a marginal level of protection for the chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

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. All of the child restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, and scored maximum points. The front edge of the bumper gave predominantly marginal protection the pelvic region of a struck pedestrian. Head protection was adequate over much of the bonnet surface and windscreen, apart from the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is fitted as standard on the Carens, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is fitted for the front seats and all rear seats, including third-row seats in seven-seater versions. The Carens also has a driver-set speed limitation device which met Euro NCAP's requirements for such systems.

Applies to all Carens of the specification tested