Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Sorento 2003

GLS 2.5 Diesel , large off-roader

Test Date: Jun 2003

Kia Sorento crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 3 (8.0%)

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Results for the Sorento were due to be published last year but a failure in one part of the tests delayed them until now. KIA used the time to increase protection for front occupants’ knees. The Sorento just achieved four stars but weaknesses remain. In the frontal test, the front passenger suffered more severe loading to his chest than the driver so this was used in rating the car. The restraints protected the children’s heads in the front and side impacts but the 18-month-old risked chest injuries, even though his restraint was rear-facing. Protection for pedestrians was dire.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal 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 - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
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

rating applies from VIN KNEJC321535158064 (RHD)