2021 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#45 of 2021 SUVs

#77 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Kia Sorento
The Sorento, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Sorento has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Sorento provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 2021 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 2021 Kia Sorento has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.035%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2021 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0409% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6661%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0409% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6661% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Kia Sorento is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Kia Sorento is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Kia Sorento offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Kia Sorento include the following active safety system: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Optional safety features on the 2021 Kia Sorento which we recommend include Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9571Jeep CherokeeSubaru OutbackChevrolet EquinoxKia StingerNissan MuranoToyota HighlanderFord EdgeVolkswagen TiguanGMC AcadiaChevrolet BlazerGMC TerrainKia SorentoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 95. The 2021 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and less safe than the 2021 Ford Edge and the 2021 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2021 Subaru Outback, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2021 Kia Stinger, the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 GMC Terrain, and the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer.

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