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2017 Kia Optima

midsize car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights built after March 2017

2017 Kia Optima 4-door sedan
2016 Kia Optima shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights(varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Eco 4-door

The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Beginning with 2016 models, the driver's seat belt was modified, and front suspension changes were made to alter wheel movement during small overlap frontal crashes. Later, beginning with 2016 models built after October 2015, the structure was reinforced at the junction between the door sill and hinge pillar to improve occupant protection in small overlap crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

The Kia Optima was redesigned for the 2016 model year and since then has been built on the same platform as the Hyundai Sonata. All 2016 and later Optimas include equivalent modifications made on the driver side of Sonatas built after October 2015.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata built after October 2015.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Forces during the crash contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the dummy's left foot.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1549
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm) 13
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 4
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Upper dash (cm) 11
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1549
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.76
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 193
Right 44

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Kia Optima SX 4-door

The Kia Optima was redesigned for the 2016 model year and the Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2015 model year (since 2016 the two cars have been built on the same platform). Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 Optima conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1605
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1605
Head
HIC-15 121
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.27
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 38

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Kia Optima LX 4-door

The Kia Optima was redesigned for the 2016 model year and the Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2015 model year (since 2016 the two cars have been built on the same platform). Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 Optima conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1605
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1605
Head HIC-15 189
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 133
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1605
Head HIC-15 172
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 51
A-P moment (Nm) -27

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,285 lbs
Peak force 17,046 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.19

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 31
Distance below top of head (mm) 14
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.1
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 9
Max neck tension (N) 668

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 8 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SX trim equipped with SX Technology package; built after March 2017
  • SX Limited trim; built after March 2017
  • Hybrid EX trim equipped with Hybrid EX Technology package; built after March 2017
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim equipped with EX Technology package; built after March 2017
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SX trim equipped with SX Technology package
  • SX Limited trim
  • Hybrid EX trim equipped with Hybrid EX Technology package
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim equipped with EX Technology package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after March 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 87.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 56.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 75.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 68.4 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 56.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.6 m
Straightaway left edge 122.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 68.9 m
150m radius left curve, right edge 61.7 m

Trim level(s)

  • SX trim; built after March 2017
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SX trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-18 models built after March 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 87.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 56.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 75.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 68.4 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 56.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.6 m
Straightaway left edge 122.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 66.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 68.9 m
150m radius left curve, right edge 61.7 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim; built after March 2017
  • LX 1.6T trim; built after March 2017
  • Hybrid Premium trim; built after March 2017
  • Hybrid EX trim; built after March 2017
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim; built after March 2017
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • LX 1.6T trim
  • Hybrid Premium trim
  • Hybrid EX trim
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after March 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 95.0 m 78.6 %
Straightaway left edge 51.6 m 78.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 57.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 173.4 m
Straightaway left edge 153.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 69.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.0 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.2 m

Trim level(s)

  • EX trim; built after March 2017
  • LX 1.6T trim equipped with LX 1.6T Value package; built after March 2017
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • EX trim
  • LX 1.6T trim equipped with LX 1.6T Value package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models built after March 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 97.1 m 114.2 %
Straightaway left edge 52.5 m 114.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 56.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 177.2 m
Straightaway left edge 145.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 51.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • EX trim; built before April 2017
  • LX 1.6T trim equipped with LX 1.6T Value package; built before April 2017
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • EX trim
  • LX 1.6T trim equipped with LX 1.6T Value package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models built before April 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 90.5 m 25.2 %
Straightaway left edge 47.9 m 25.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 45.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 178.7 m
Straightaway left edge 146.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.7 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim; built before April 2017
  • LX 1.6T trim; built before April 2017
  • Hybrid Premium trim; built before April 2017
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim; built before April 2017
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Excessive glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on the gradual right and both left curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • LX 1.6T trim
  • Hybrid Premium trim
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models built before April 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.1 m 79.8 %
Straightaway left edge 49.8 m 79.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 53.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 44.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 169.4 m
Straightaway left edge 151.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • SX trim; built before April 2017
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SX trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models built before April 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 110.4 m 236.3 %
Straightaway left edge 72.1 m 236.3 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 79.8 m 38.7 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 73.4 m 91.4 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.0 m 64.3 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 65.9 m 89.5 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 184.4 m
Straightaway left edge 175.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 81.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.2 m

Trim level(s)

  • SX trim equipped with SX Technology package; built before April 2017
  • SX Limited trim; built before April 2017
  • Hybrid EX trim equipped with Hybrid EX Technology package; built before April 2017
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim equipped with EX Technology package; built before April 2017
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SX trim equipped with SX Technology package
  • SX Limited trim
  • Hybrid EX trim equipped with Hybrid EX Technology package
  • Hybrid Plug-in EX trim equipped with EX Technology package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models built before April 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 110.4 m 236.3 %
Straightaway left edge 72.1 m 236.3 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 79.8 m 38.7 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 73.4 m 91.4 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.0 m 64.3 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 65.9 m 89.5 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 184.4 m
Straightaway left edge 175.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 81.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.2 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Autonomous Emergency Braking

Package name

  • Optional SX Trim with Technology Package or Standard on SX Limited Trim

Applies to 2016-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 63
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Applies to 2016-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SX Limited
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 12
Clearance angle (degrees) 59
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 56
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 59
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated