The tested model of Kia Carnival was introduced in Australia during 2006. Vehicles tested after 1 January 2008 require Electronic Stability Control in order achieve a 5 star rating. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement.
The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
Dual front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard. Side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and electronic stability control are standard on the Premium and optional on other variants. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat of all variants. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A two point seat belt is fitted to both centre rear seats. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt.