Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia Venga 2010

1.4 GLS , 5-door MPV

Test Date: Nov 2010

Kia Venga crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 89%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Small MPV category

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

When the Venga was originally tested at the beginning of 2010, Euro NCAP identified some weaknesses in its performance, especially in the frontal impact, and the car was awarded four stars. Kia were not satisfied with the car's performance and have introduced a range of improvements: structural changes help reduce rotation of the vehicle in the frontal impact; the restraint system has been refined to reduce chest and femur loads; the rear seat has been slightly modified to improve child restraint performance; and the changes made following the original test to minimise the risk of the seatbelt being cut during the test have continued in production since that time. The modifications made to the car do not influence side impact performance and the results are unchanged from the original assessment. 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 can 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 it 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.

Rating applies from VIN TMAEG811LBJ042961