Kia Sportage2012-13 models
|2013 Kia Sportage|
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
Test details:The Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2011 model year, and the Hyundai Tucson was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Beginning with 2012 models, Hyundai/Kia modified the side airbags and side structure in slightly different ways between the two vehicles to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Therefore, beginning with the 2012 models, the Sportage and Tucson can no longer be regarded as twins for side impact rating purposes. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2012 Kia Sportage conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Rear passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
- Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
- Antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2012 Kia Sportage LX 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,439 lbs.
- Side airbags: standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 104 in.
- Length: 175 in.
- Width: 73 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 21 mpg city | 28 mpg highway