What is the Kia Sorento Safety Rating?

August 21st, 2019 by

2019 Kia Sorento driving down a modern city street

Along with having a reliable fuel economy and performance, drivers want an SUV that comes with the right features to protect you behind the wheel, and the 2019 Kia Sorento safety ratings reinforce this brand’s dedication to driver and passenger safety. The Kia Sorento safety features and crash test performance have been lauded by reputable sources such as the IIHS and NHTSA. Learn more about the Kia Sorento safety ratings and features at Cornerstone Kia.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

When the 2019 Kia Sorento was put to the test by the NHTSA’s crash test ratings it received the following scores, which add to the great Kia safety rating scores we’ve come to expect:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

vInsurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The Kia Sorento was also chosen as an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was lauded for its advanced protection against any point of impact. The Kia Sorento received the following crash test safety ratings from the IIHS:


  • Small overlap front:
  • Driver Side: Good
  • Passengers Side: Acceptable
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment)
  • Headlights: Good (with certain trims/options)

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease Of Use: Acceptable

Outstanding Kia Sorento Safety Features

While the popular safety ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS surely put the Kia Sorento at the top of their list, its standard and available safety features offer plenty of support and assistance to drivers whether they’re around town or far from home. Some of the outstanding safety features in the Kia Sorento include:

  • Standard Rear Camera Display
  • Dual Front Advanced, Front Seat-Mounted Side, and Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning System
  • Brake Assist System
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control System
  • Towing assist features
  • And More!

Experience the Kia Sorento Safety Features at Cornerstone Kia!

Now that you know more about the Kia Sorento safety ratings and features, check out more features like the Kia Sorento interior and configurations, or see how it compares to the Kia Sportage. We’d also love to help you learn more about the 2020 Kia Sportage safety ratings. Browse our wide inventory of new Kia Sorento models for sale to see what suits you best. Contact us to get the car buying or leasing process started with our sales team, or schedule a test drive near Coon Rapids! Also be sure to read up on financing with bad credit when you want to learn more with our team.

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