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Kia Sportage Named One of Safest Family Cars

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Kia Sportage Named One of the Safest Family Cars

The all-new Kia Sportage has been named one of the safest cars for families after scoring a maximum five-star rating in the 2022 Euro NCAP safety tests.

Vehicle safety is paramount, so having robust technologies and systems in place to protect our customers is always a priority. At Kia, achieving a five-star Euro NCAP rating is the standard of safety we strive for and target every time with our family-friendly vehicles .

The Sportage performed exceptionally across the board, achieving an overall score of 87% for adult occupant protection. This includes scores of 14.6 and 13.6 out of 16 for lateral and frontal impact, respectively, and a perfect 2/2 score for rescue and extrication. The total of 87% places the Sportage near the five-star Mazda CX-60 (88%) and above the BMW X1 (86%). It’s also just below the fully-electric Kia EV6, which scored 90% for adult occupant protection.

For child occupant protection, the Sportage scored an overall of 86%. This was based on an almost flawless 23.5/24 score for crash test performance (6 and 10 year old children) and a perfect 12/12 score for CRS Installation Check. With a total of 86%, the Sportage is placed alongside the Tesla Model Y (87%).

These impressive scores for adult and child occupant protection demonstrate the advanced passenger safety provided by the new ‘N3’ platform. This is Kia’s new third-generation platform, utilising a ‘multi-load path’ structure that controls and absorbs energy impact in the event of a collision.

The Sportage’s New Technology Ensures 5-Star Safety

At Kia, our future-focused philosophy means we are continuously utilising the latest technologies to advance our safety functions, ensuring we continue to uphold optimum safety standards.

The all-new Kia Sportage boasts a comprehensive suite of safety functions and Driver Assist Systems, earning its status as one of the safest family cars with a solid 72% in Safety Assist. This includes scores of 2.7 out of 3 for Occupant Status Monitoring and 3.5 out of 4 for Lane Assist.

These safety scores demonstrate the high performance of the Sportage’s cutting-edge driver-safety technology, such as Highway Driving Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with unction Turning and Blind-Spot Collision Assist. The Sportage also features Remote Smart Parking Assist, allowing you to manoeuvre your car in and out of parking spaces simply by using your car key. The Sportage is also fitted with camera-based intelligent Speed Limit Assist, which helped the vehicle score 2.5 out of 3 for Speed Assistance. (features mentioned are grade dependent)

The Sportage’s host of safety features also includes a Multi-Collision Braking system to prevent the vehicle from losing control after braking. A surround view monitor provides a 360-degree view around your car, while the Blind Spot View Monitor shows you an external view of your blind spot in the instrument cluster, when you indicate. features mentioned are grade dependent

Kia Continues to Develop Safe Cars for Drivers

Kia’s cars continue to set new standards of vehicle safety. The all-new Sportage’s five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety assessment programme solidifies this family SUV as one of the safest cars to drive.

The family-friendly SUV is leading the charge in pioneering technology. Alongside its enhanced safety functions, the Sportage is fitted with an array of convenience features, including Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, wireless mobile phone charging and Multi-Mode Touch Display. It also features interactive and advanced connectivity, thanks to the state-of-the-art Kia Connect system. (features mentioned are grade dependent)

Discover a driving experience that is robust in its safety, tactile in its comfort and seamless in its performance, with the all-new Kia Sportage .

Images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be to full UK specification. Features shown are not standard across the Kia model range and availability will vary dependant on model. For further details please refer to the individual model specification sheets.



*Fuel economy and emissions: driving range standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).


**There are certain situations in which the petrol engine will automatically activate even when the vehicle is in EV mode. Examples could include: when the hybrid battery state of charge is reduced to a certain level, when acceleration demand is high and/or when it is required to heat up the cabin.


*** Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)


Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) is an assistance system and does not relieve the driver from their responsibility to safely operate the vehicle at any time. The driver still has to adapt their driving behaviour to their personal driving capabilities, to the legal requirements and to the overall road and traffic conditions. FCA is not designed to drive the vehicle autonomously. For further information, please refer to the owner’s manual.