2006 Kia Amanti

large car / 4-door sedan

2006 Kia Amanti 4-door sedan
2005 Kia Amanti shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Kia Amanti 4-door

The Kia Amanti was introduced in the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0514
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 16
Center (cm) 17
Right (cm) 18
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 7
Right (cm) 7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6
Rearward (cm) 7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0514
HIC-15 314
Peak gs at hard contact 9
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Femur force - left (kN) 6.7
Femur force - right (kN) 6.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 9
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 87
Right 143

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats AHR
Backset (mm) 58
Distance below top of head (mm) 50
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.6
Head contact time (ms) 77
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 105
Max neck tension (N) 588

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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