Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Kia ceed 2012

1.4MPI LX , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Aug 2012

Kia ceed crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 89%
Child Occupant 88%
Pedestrian 61%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Kia showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Cee'd scored maximum points, providing good protection for all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was weak and that of the abdomen was marginal. The seat and head restraint offered good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

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. Clear warnings are given of the dangers of using a rearward-facing child seat in the passenger position without first disabling the airbag.


The protection provided by the bumper was predominantly good but the front edge of the bonnet was marginal in most areas tested. In most areas where the head of a child might strike the bonnet, good protection was provided. However, the protection offered to an adult's head was predominantly poor or marginal.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. The speed limitation device was not assessed as it is not available as standard equipment on all variants.

applies to all Kia Cee'ds of the specification tested