Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Picanto 2004

1.1 EX , Hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2004

Kia Picanto crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
7 (44.0%)
10 (56.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 6 (17.0%)

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The car performed badly only just achieving the three star Euro NCAP rating; this is an extremely disappointing result for a new car model in a market segment where other manufactures have made major improvements in recent years. The child protection was good but the pedestrian protection was not very inspiring. KIA decided to fund the testing of a car with side impact airbags, which are an option in some European markets, the results were better but a door opened in the test. KIA advised that they have introduced a counter measure but this has not been assessed by Euro NCAP; it is not able to confirm whether or not this has overcome the problem.

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