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Kia Venga MPV (2010-2019) - Reliability & safety

The Kia Venga boasts five-star safety and reliability guaranteed by a seven-year warranty

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The seven-year warranty is what leaps out at anyone considering a Kia. The brand performs very well in terms of customer satisfaction, with that long warranty offering great peace of mind to buyers. The Kia Venga is a very safe choice for family motoring, too.

Kia Venga reliability

Anyone concerned about the reliability of Kia's cars needs only to look at customer satisfaction surveys to see that the brand is as dependable as they come. It placed third in our 2017 Driver Power manufacturer rankings – a superb result and a higher position than premium brands like Audi and BMW.

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Material quality inside the Kia Venga does feel a bit low-rent, but it seems solid and should hold up to day-to-day wear and tear pretty well. Plus, the car comes with a seven-year warranty anyway, so in the unlikely event that any major mechanical faults do crop up, the car is covered for the best part of a decade.

Safety

The Venga was initially awarded a four-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP – but Kia paid attention to the criticism, addressed the problems and had the car re-tested. It was given a five-star rating after the second round of tests, so you can be sure safety is top-notch. The score breaks down to 89% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child protection and 64% for pedestrian protection.

Standard safety kit includes anti-lock brakes with emergency braking assistance, electronic stability control to help prevent skids, hill-start assistance to stop the car rolling back when you're stopping or setting off on a slope, multiple airbags, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, an immobiliser and an anti-theft alarm.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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