2017 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#28 of 2017 SUVs

#52 of all 2017 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Sorento has offered Android Auto since 2016 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Kia Sorento packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2017 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 2017 Kia Sorento has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2017 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 2017 Kia Sorento is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Kia Sorento is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Kia Sorento offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9960Jeep WranglerDodge JourneyGMC TerrainFord MustangNissan MuranoToyota RAV4Jeep Grand CherokeeToyota HighlanderHonda PilotKia SorentoJeep CherokeeGMC AcadiaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 99. The 2017 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, the 2017 Dodge Journey, the 2017 GMC Terrain, the 2017 Ford Mustang, the 2017 Nissan Murano, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the 2017 GMC Acadia, and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Highlander, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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