2020 Kia Sportage

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2020 Kia Sportage 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength

Other available safety features

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

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 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Tucson was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and the Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2017 model year (the two vehicles are now built on the same platform).

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.

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 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.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1522
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm) 15
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1522
Head
HIC-15 399
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 27
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 2.4
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 9
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.68
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 83

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Tucson was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and the Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2017 model year (the two vehicles are now built on the same platform).

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

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained reasonably well.

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

Despite lateral intrusion of the door sill, the risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CN15005
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 19
Footrest (cm) 15
Right toepan (cm) 11
Center toepan (cm) 9
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 12
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Upper dash (cm) 10
Right lower dash (cm) 8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CN15005
Head
HIC-15 321
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 28
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34
Right 0.80
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 52

Driver injury measures

Test ID CN15005
Head
HIC-15 61
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.27
Right 0.24
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 38

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Tucson was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and the Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2017 model year (the two vehicles are now built on the same platform). Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 Tucson conducted by Hyundai 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 VTF1505
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1505
Head
HIC-15 194
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.1
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.54
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 106

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4-door 4wd

The Hyundai Tucson was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and the Kia Sportage was redesigned for the 2017 model year (the two vehicles are now built on the same platform). Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 Tucson conducted by Hyundai 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 VTS1505
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1505
Head HIC-15 332
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.98
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 4.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 107
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1505
Head HIC-15 136
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 148
A-P moment (Nm) 61

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,449 lbs
Peak force 18,531 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.37

How the roof strength test is conducted