2019 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#36 of 2019 SUVs

#71 of all 2019 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2019 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 2019 Kia Sorento has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% 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 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2019 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.04% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.566%, meaning the average driver has a 0.04% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.566% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Kia Sorento is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Kia Sorento is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Kia Sorento offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9661Dodge JourneyChevrolet BlazerHyundai Santa FeHyundai Santa Fe XLVolkswagen TiguanJeep CherokeeHonda PilotToyota HighlanderFord EdgeGMC AcadiaNissan MuranoKia SorentoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 96. The 2019 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2019 Dodge Journey, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and less safe than the 2019 Ford Edge, the 2019 Toyota Highlander, and the 2019 Honda Pilot. It is about as safe as the 2019 Nissan Murano.

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