The new Kia Carnival was put to its paces by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program for safety. Now, the independent vehicle safety authority has published its results. The 2022 Kia Carnival has received a full 5-star rating for the MPV. The 5-star level of safety indicates the high level of protection for the vehicle’s occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash.
2022 Kia Carnival Standard Safety Features
The all-new Kia Carnival achieved a full 5-star rating against the latest 2020-2022 rating criteria. All the variants of the eight-seat Kia Carnival achieved good scores across various sections. The good ratings are thanks to the safety specification offered on the MPV which includes intelligent seatbelt reminders on all seating positions, head-protecting airbags, active lane-keeping, autonomous emergency braking and fatigue monitoring as standard. The safety features led to the achievement of good scores for occupant protection and collision avoidance assessment areas.
ANCAP Crash Test Report
Adult Occupant Protection
In the Adult Occupant Protection department, the MPV scored 34.54 Points out of 38. ANCAP performs the frontal-offset (MPDB) test, full-width frontal, side-impact, oblique pole, far side-impact, whiplash protection and rescue and extrication. The test dummy showed good protection for most of the test, except for adequate protection in the vehicle-to-pole scenario achieving 90% marks for safety.
Child Occupant Protection
In the Child Occupant Protection department, 10-year and 6-year-old dummies were put through frontal-offset and side-impact tests. The test results show good protection for all critical body regions with maximum points. The 2022 Kia Carnival comes with lower ISOFIX anchorages and top tether anchorages for all seating positions in the second row and outer seats in the third row. The Carnival scores 43.52 points out of 49 in the COP department.
Vulnerable Road User Protection
In the vulnerable road user protection department, the Kia Carnival scores 36.91 points out of 54. This shows Good to Adequate protection to the pedestrians if the head is struck on most of its surfaces. The 2022 Carnival features autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system that is capable of detecting and reacting to vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
Safety Assist Systems
The vehicle is also equipped with a range of safety assist features which also enables high scores. The Carnival scores 13.25 points out of 16 for Safety Assist features. The Kia Carnival gets a lane support system (LSS) with lane keep assist (LKA) and emergency lane keeping (ELK). Along with this the MPV also features car-to-car autonomous emergency braking (AEB), speed assistance system (SAS), seat belt reminder system and driver drowsiness monitor fitted as standard.