2017 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#42 of 2017 SUVs

#94 of all 2017 vehicles

The Sportage, part of Kia's lineup since 1995, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sportage packs some oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. 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 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 2017 Kia Sportage has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.04%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2017 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0468% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3415%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0468% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3415% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Kia Sportage is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Kia Sportage is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9064M. Outlander SportFIAT 500XGMC TerrainHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekVolkswagen TiguanMazda CX-5Ford EscapeJeep CompassJeep CherokeeKia SportageToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 90. The 2017 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 FIAT 500X, the 2017 GMC Terrain, and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2017 Jeep Compass, the 2017 Ford Escape, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

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