Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Sorento 2014

2.2 diesel GLS , 5 door SUV

Test Date: Dec 2014

Kia Sorento crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 67%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Large SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
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 - Good 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 th knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. KIA showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different statures and to those sat in different positions, whose knees might contact the dashboard in different places. In the side pole test, protection of all critical body regions was rated as good and the Sorento scored maximum points. Even in the more severe side pole test, maximum points were scored, with good protection of all body areas. Tests on the front seats and head restraints indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats, including the optional third row, also indicated good whiplash protection for these seating positions.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be deactivated 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 restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.


The bumper showed good or adequate protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet scored no points, providing poor protection to the pelvis region. The Sorento has an active bonnet. When sensors detect that a pedestrian has been struck, actuators lift the bonnet, providing extra clearance to the stiff structures in the engine bay. Kia showed that the system operated robustly for a variety of pedestrian statures and over a broad range of speeds. Therefore, Euro NCAP's tests were performed with the bonnet in the raised (deployed) position. Tests results on the bonnet surface were predominantly good or adequate with poor results recorded only at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Sorento, together with a seatbelt reminder for the front and rear seats. A lane departure warning system is an option. It is expected to be fitted to most cars sold so it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's requirements. A speed assistance system combines information from digital mapping with a speed-sign recognition camera to determine the speed limit at any point whilst driving. The driver is informed and can choose to set the speed limiter appropriately. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements and was rewarded. An autonomous emergency braking system is not available for the Sorento.

applies to all Sorentos of the specification tested