2016 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#23 of 2016 SUVs

#43 of all 2016 vehicles

The Sorento, a mainstay 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. The Sorento has offered Android Auto since 2016 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 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 2016 Kia Sorento has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0393% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4933%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0393% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4933% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Kia Sorento is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Kia Sorento is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9960Jeep WranglerSubaru WRXChevrolet EquinoxDodge JourneyGMC TerrainNissan MuranoJeep Grand CherokeeKia SorentoBuick RegalJeep CherokeeKia SportageFord MustangComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 99. The 2016 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, the 2016 Subaru WRX, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2016 Dodge Journey, the 2016 GMC Terrain, the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Ford Mustang, the 2016 Kia Sportage, and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2016 Buick Regal.

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