Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Magentis 2006

2.0 GL , 4-door saloon

Test Date: Dec 2006

Kia Magentis crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 3 (8.0%)

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In the first frontal test, the passenger's airbag was not sufficiently well inflated to prevent the dummy's head from contacting the dashboard. On the driver's side, there was excessive movement of the pedals into the footwell, posing a threat of injury to the lower legs, feet and ankles. Euro NCAP allowed Kia to re-test the car after they proposed modifications to address these two areas of concern. In the re-test, the passenger's airbag retained its inflation better and protected the head. Measures to reduce rearward pedal displacement were only partly successful and deformation of the footwell and rearward movement of the brake pedal still presented a potential hazard to the driver. Little protection was offered to the knees, femurs and pelvises of both driver and passenger with several structures in the dashboard presenting a risk of injury. Rearward movement of the A-pillar was noticeably greater in the first frontal test than in the second, raising question marks about the build variability of the car. In the pedestrian tests the Magentis scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the bumper and front edge of the bonnet or for the protection of adults' heads by the bonnet. The part of the bonnet likely to be struck by a child's head scored only three points. Manufacturers are offered the opportunity to nominate test zones which they expect will perform better than those tested by Euro NCAP. Kia did not nominate any such zones for the Magentis.

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

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