2016 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#36 of 2016 SUVs

#82 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Kia Sportage
The Sportage, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 1995, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Kia Sportage has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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 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 2016 Kia Sportage has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 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 2016 Kia Sportage is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Kia Sportage is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8763M. Outlander SportToyota RAV4Honda CR-VFIAT 500XHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanKia SorentoFord EscapeSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeKia SportageJeep CompassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 87. The 2016 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 FIAT 500X, and the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Kia Sorento. It is about as safe as the 2016 Jeep Compass.

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