2020 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#61 of 2020 SUVs

#118 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Kia Sportage
The Sportage, part 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 Sportage 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 Sportage has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.045% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1379%, meaning the average driver has a 0.045% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1379% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Kia Sportage is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Kia Sportage is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9061M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekNissan Rogue SportJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5GMC TerrainJeep CompassChevrolet EquinoxMazda CX-30Kia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 90. The 2020 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2020 GMC Terrain and the 2020 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Mazda CX-30.

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