2020 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#48 of 2020 SUVs

#87 of all 2020 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 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Sorento provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Kia Sorento has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.036%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2020 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.755%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0416% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.755% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Kia Sorento is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Kia Sorento is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 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.

9362Dodge JourneyMitsubishi OutlanderBuick EnvisionJeep CherokeeHyundai Santa FeFord EdgeFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanGMC AcadiaFord FusionNissan MuranoKia SorentoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2020 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2020 Dodge Journey, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Buick Envision, and the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2020 GMC Acadia, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2020 Ford Escape, and the 2020 Ford Edge. It is about as safe as the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2020 Nissan Murano.

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