2018 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#22 of 2018 SUVs

#41 of all 2018 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. The Sorento has offered Android Auto since 2016 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 Sorento 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Kia Sorento is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Kia Sorento is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Kia Sorento offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9863Subaru WRXDodge JourneyFord MustangJeep CherokeeNissan MuranoToyota RAV4Jeep Grand CherokeeHonda PilotGMC AcadiaKia SorentoVolkswagen TiguanHyundai Santa FeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 98. The 2018 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2018 Subaru WRX, the 2018 Dodge Journey, the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, the 2018 Nissan Murano, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and less safe than the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2018 GMC Acadia.

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