2022 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#64 of 2022 SUVs

#103 of all 2022 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 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Kia Sorento is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Kia Sorento is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia Sorento offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Kia Sorento is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Optional safety features on the 2022 Kia Sorento which we recommend include Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Kia Sorento. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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