Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Venga 2010

1.4GLS , 5-door

Test Date: Mar 2010

Kia Venga crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 79%
Child Occupant 66%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

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

When the car used for the frontal impact was inspected a cut was found in the driver's seatbelt, extending about a quarter of the way across the width. The partial cut was thought by inspectors to have been caused by the belt being getting caught in the seat runner during test set up in the lab. KIA have reacted by designing protective sleeves which fit over the lower part of the belt. This modification has been immediately instigated on production cars. Owners who have already taken delivery of their cars are being urged by Kia to return their vehicles to dealers to have the sleeves fitted. In the frontal test, dummy readings suggested that the driver's chest contacted the steering wheel. Structures in the dashboard represented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. The passenger dummy recorded a high differential movement between the upper and lower parts of the inboard leg, an indication of knee injury risk. The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. In the side barrier impact, the Venga scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings indicated marginal protection of the chest and good protection of other parts of the body. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in a rear-end impact was good.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag may 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 by Euro NCAP. A permanent label warns clearly of the risks of using a rearward facing restraint in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet provided marginal protection. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered good protection but was predominantly poor in the areas where an adult's head might strike.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is an option on one variant of the Venga in four European countries; otherwise, it is standard equipment. As it is to be fitted as standard in the great majority of sales, it has been included in Euro NCAP's assessment of the car. A driver-set speed limitation device is available as an option but its did not qualify for assessment as it is not standard on any variant. A seatbelt reminder system is standard equipment for the driver and front passenger seats. the driver and front passenger seats.

applies to all Vengas of the specification tested