Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Kia Sportage by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
3.4 10 Clean Air Index
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3.2 10 Energy Efficiency Index
0.1 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
5.610Cold test
6.410Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
0.010Highway
Road test
5.210On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
3.65On-Road Light Load
2.65On-Road Short Trip
1.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

In general, the car performs reasonably. Non-methane hydrocarbons are well controlled in the laboratory tests and values of CO are low in all tests. There is good control of NOx in the standard laboratory test but this is lost in some of the more challenging scenarios like the high-load highway test.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
4.510Cold test
5.110Warm test
1.710Cold Ambient test
1.610Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.9l100 km 915km
Worst-case 8.2l100 km 756km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Sportage is quite heavy for a car in this class and this takes a toll on the efficiency, with a fuel consumption value of 8.2 l/100 km in the high-load highway test.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
0.07Cold test
0.07Warm test
0.07Cold Ambient test
0.57Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Methane emissions are controlled better than those of other greenhouse gases but, overall, the performance in this part of the assessment is poor. In particular, emissions of N2O were high in all tests, negating the slightly better values of CO2 and CH4.

Our verdict

Kia's compact SUV, the Sportage, has come a long way since the original version was launched in 1993. The car is tested here with the 1.6 diesel engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology. It has a comprehensive range of exhaust after-treatment, including selective catalytic reduction (SCR), a lean NOx trap catalyst and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Nevertheless, with an overall rating of just 1½ stars, there is room for improvement. Carbon monoxide remains well below legislative limits under all test conditions and, under standard laboratory conditions, NOx emissions are adequately controlled. However, the vehicle is not robust in this regard and the more challenging tests lead to high values of NOx. With its permanent four wheel drive and a fairly high test mass, efficiency is not the best. But it is in the area of greenhouse gas emissions that the car performs most poorly. In particular, N2O emissions are high and this has a smothering effect on the car's score in this area. With an index of just 0.1 in this part of the assessment, the weighted index is dragged down and the car effectively loses half a star because of this aspect of its performance.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car U5YPK812HLL86XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 245/45R19 98W
  • Mass 1,744 kg
  • Engine Size 1,598 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 100 kW/320 Nm
  • Published CO2 161 g/km