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Kia Sportage 1997-8/1999 ANCAP Crash Test


Kia Sportage 1997-8/1999 ANCAP Crash Test
Occupant Protection Score
Poor
Pedestrian Protection Rating
Not tested
Make Kia
Model Sportage
Category Compact SUV
Body Type SUV
Tested Vehicles Built 1997
Airbags (if supplied) No airbag
Kerb Weight 1510 kg
Test Date 1 April 1997
Tested By ANCAP

Offset crash test at 64km/h

Protection from serious head injury was poor for the driver and passenger in both crash tests. The passenger compartment of the Sportage was substantially deformed in the offset crash test. Protection from serious lower leg injury was poor for the driver in the offset crash test.

Safety features

Airbags were not available for the Sportage at the time of the test. ABS brakes are optional for about $900.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats. This feature improves the fit of the seat belt.

The lower dash on the driver's side is padded to improve protection from knee injury.

Structure: Marginal

Full frontal crash test
The passenger compartment held its shape well in the full frontal crash test. The centre pillars were creased at the top and at mid-height but held their shape. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with manual effort. Both rear doors locked during the crash - this could hamper rescue efforts.

Offset crash test
The passenger compartment was substantially deformed in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 29cm and was severely folded. The dash was pushed 12cm towards the driver and was starting to tear away from the side. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 16cm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash moderate manual effort was required to open the rear door on the driver's side. The other doors easily opened. Both rear doors locked during the crash - this could hamper rescue efforts.

Restraints: Poor

Full frontal crash test
The passenger compartment held its shape well in the full frontal crash test. The centre pillars were creased at the top and at mid-height but held their shape. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with manual effort. Both rear doors locked during the crash - this could hamper rescue efforts.

Offset crash test
The driver's head hit the steering wheel with a severe impact. The passenger's head hit the dash with a severe impact. Protection from serious head injury was poor for both driver and passenger. During rebound the driver's head hit the centre pillar and top of the door.

Safety Features

Key:
√ = Fitted to vehicle that was crash tested (where not standard)
S = standard on all models
S* = Standard for petrol models but not available for LPG models until 1 May 2009
O = optional on base variant. May be standard on higher variants
V = not available on base variant but standard or optional on higher variants
X = not available on any variant.
* = not available on the Australian model
# ESC required by ANCAP for 5 star rating from 2008.

Injury Measurements

Refer to the information sheet "How the tests are done"

Offset Crash Test
at 64 km/h
(v4.1)

Side Impact
Crash at
50 km/h
(v4.1)

 

Driver

Passenger

Driver

Head

HIC 1293 1249 1611
Head Injury Criterion (HIC) is a measure of the potential for head injury. At a HIC of 1000 one in 6 adults will suffer from life-threatening injury to their brain.

Neck

Chest

Acceleration (g for 3ms) 55 47 69
Compression (mm) 44 38 54
Chest compression of 75 or more, or chest acceleration of 90 or more indicates poor protection from serious chest injury.

Upper Legs

Force Left (kN) 3.3 0.8  
Force Right (kN) 3.5 3.9  
An upper leg axial force of 10.9 or more indicates poor protection from serious upper leg (femur) injury.

Lower Legs

A lower leg index of 1.2 or more indicates poor protection from serious lower leg (tibia) injury.

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