2010 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#54 of 2010 SUVs

#141 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Kia Sportage
The Sportage, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 1995, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sportage packs some oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Kia Sportage is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Kia Sportage has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0677% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.7357%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0677% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.7357% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Kia Sportage is 41% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Kia Sportage is 62% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8923Toyota Scion tCChrysler PT CruiserJeep PatriotPontiac VibeKia SportageToyota MatrixJeep CompassHyundai TucsonSubaru ImprezaSubaru ForesterToyota Scion xBSuzuki Grand VitaraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 89. The 2010 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC and the 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser and less safe than the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2010 Toyota Scion xB, the 2010 Subaru Forester, the 2010 Subaru Impreza, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2010 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2010 Pontiac Vibe and the 2010 Toyota Matrix.

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