2019 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#67 of 2019 SUVs

#152 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Kia Sportage
The Sportage, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 1995, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Kia Sportage packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. 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 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 2019 Kia Sportage has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2019 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0505% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7634%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0505% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7634% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Kia Sportage is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Kia Sportage is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9162M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossKia SportageHyundai TucsonHyundai Santa FeJeep RenegadeMazda CX-5V. Golf AlltrackJeep CompassFord EscapeJeep CherokeeVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2019 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and less safe than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the 2019 Ford Escape, the 2019 Jeep Compass, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Tucson and the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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