2013 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#30 of 2013 SUVs

#60 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Kia Sorento
The Sorento, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Kia Sorento has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it 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 2013 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 2013 Kia Sorento has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0454% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1867%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0454% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1867% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Kia Sorento is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Kia Sorento is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8162Hyundai Santa FeNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterFord EdgeToyota FJ CruiserKia SorentoKia SportageVolkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 81. The 2013 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2013 Nissan Rogue, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the 2013 Subaru Forester, the 2013 GMC Terrain, and the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. It is about as safe as the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser and the 2013 Ford Edge.

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