2015 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#36 of 2015 SUVs

#77 of all 2015 vehicles

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

The 2015 Kia Sportage is below 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 2015 Kia Sportage has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0469% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3517%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0469% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3517% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Kia Sportage is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Kia Sportage is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8757Mazda 5M. Outlander SportToyota RAV4Jeep WranglerMazda CX-5Ford EscapeJeep CherokeeKia SportageKia SorentoHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanJeep CompassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2015 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2015 Mazda 5, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2015 Toyota RAV4, and the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and less safe than the 2015 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2015 Jeep Compass, the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2015 Kia Sorento.

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