Proving its safety equipment is put to good use, Kia EV6 scored a 5-Star crash rating in the ANCAP Safety. The car falls into the Large SUV category according to ANCAP Safety Ratings. Kia introduced the all-electric EV6 in Australia and New Zealand in February 2022 and April 2022. The ANCAP safety rating applies to all of its available variants.
2022 Kia EV6 – Standard Safety Features
The EV6 comes with standard dual frontal, side chest-protecting, and side curtain airbags. Additionally, a centre airbag that provides added protection to front-seat occupants in side-impact crashes is also standard across the range.
As for advanced safety features, the car comes with Autonomous emergency braking as standard. The lane support systems include a Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK). The EV6 also gets an Advanced Speed Assistance System (SAS). All these features are standard on all variants. However, these are just some of the features from the long list standard on the Kia EV6.
Adult Occupant Protection – 90%
The Kia EV6 scored 34.48 points out of a possible 38 for Adult Occupation Protection. The passenger compartment of the car remains stable in the frontal offset test. There was MARGINAL protection for the driver’s lower leg and chest. As for the protection of the front passenger’s lower leg, it scored an ADEQUATE rating. Protection was GOOD for all the critical body regions for the driver and front passenger.
The front structure of the EV6 presented a low risk to the occupants of an oncoming vehicle in the MPDB test. The MPDB test evaluates vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility. ANCAP applied a 0.93 point penalty for the Kia EV6.
In the case of the full-width frontal test, the driver dummy was GOOD for all critical body areas. At the same time, protection was ADEQUATE for the chest of the rear passenger. The protection was GOOD for all other critical body regions of both the driver and rear passenger.
In the side impact test and the oblique pole test, protection to all critical body regions was GOOD. Additionally, ANCAP says the EV6 scored maximum points in these tests.
The equipped centre airbag in the EV6 protects against occupant-to-occupant interaction in side-impact crashes. Furthermore, it offers GOOD protection for the head of both front seat occupants. The movement towards the other side of the car in the far side-impact tests was ADEQUATE in case of a vehicle-to-vehicle impact scenario. However, it was MARGINAL in the vehicle-to-pole scenario.
Child Occupant Protection – 87%
The Kia EV6 scored 42.96 points out of 49 for Child Occupant Protection. In the frontal offset test, protection for all critical body areas of the 6- and 10 year old dummies was GOOD.
In the side-impact test, protection of the head of the 10 year dummy was MARGINAL. It was GOOD for all the other body areas of both the 6 year and 10 year old dummies.
The Kia EV6 comes with lower ISOFIX anchorages on the rear outboard seats and also top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions.
Vulnerable Road User Protection – 64%
The EV6 scored 35.08 out of a possible 54 for Vulnerable Road User Protection. The large SUV’s bonnet provided ADEQUATE to MARGINAL protection to the head of a struck pedestrian over most of its surface. However, the scores were WEAK and POOR at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars. The pelvis area protection score was ADEQUATE to POOR. At the same time, the bumper showed GOOD results when it came to leg impacts.
In pedestrian test scenarios, the EV6’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system scored ADEQUATE. For forward pedestrian tests, the score was GOOD. However, the AEB system does not react to vulnerable road users in reverse or turning scenarios. As the EV6 does not support AEB Backover, these tests were not conducted. The system offers GOOD performance in cyclist test scenarios. The overall rating of the system for vulnerable road user protection was rated as GOOD.
Safety Assist – 88%
The Kia EV6 scored 14.17 out of a possible 16 for Safety Assist. The model comes with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, which is capable of highway speeds. The EV6 also comes standard with a Lane Support System (LSS) with Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and also Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) functionality. In addition to all this, it also gets Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).
Tests of the EV6’s AEB (Car-to-Car) system showed GOOD performance. This also includes AEB Junction Assist, in which the test vehicle can autonomously brake to avoid a crash when turning across the path of an oncoming pedestrian or vehicle.
LSS functionality tests showed GOOD performance in Lane Keep Assist scenarios. However, the result was ADEQUATE in the more critical ELK scenarios. The overall performance of the EV6 is classified as GOOD.
The Kia EV6 also comes with a Speed Assistance System (SAS) as standard. The system identifies the local speed limit and allows the driver to set the car’s speed accordingly.
Seatbelt reminders are standard for all seating positions. It also has an occupancy detection available for the front passenger and outboard rear seating positions.
In addition to this, the Kia EV6 also comes with a Driver Drowsiness Monitor system as standard.