2011 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#31 of 2011 SUVs

#65 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Kia Sorento
The Sorento, part of Kia's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sorento packs some oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Sorento has offered Android Auto since 2016 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 2011 Kia Sorento is average 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 2011 Kia Sorento has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0465% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3051%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0465% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3051% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Kia Sorento is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Kia Sorento is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8464Nissan RogueFord EscapeMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxSubaru ForesterHonda CR-VSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackKia SorentoMazda CX-7Hyundai Santa FeToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2011 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2011 Nissan Rogue, the 2011 Ford Escape, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2011 Subaru Forester, the 2011 Toyota RAV4, and the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and less safe than the 2011 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2011 Subaru Outback.

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