2022 Kia Sportage  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#87 of 2022 SUVs

#157 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Kia Sportage
The Sportage, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 1995, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Sportage packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. 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 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 2022 Kia Sportage has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.045%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2022 Kia Sportage has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0523% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9744%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0523% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9744% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Kia Sportage is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Kia Sportage is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Kia Sportage offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Some safety features are optional on the 2022 Kia Sportage--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Kia Sportage. 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 less safe than many comparable cars.

9660M. Eclipse CrossKia SportageNissan Rogue SportM. Outlander SportSubaru CrosstrekMazda CX-5Toyota Corolla CrossJeep CompassS. Crosstrek HybridBuick EncoreGMC TerrainVolkswagen TaosComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Kia Sportage with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 96. The 2022 Kia Sportage is safer than the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and less safe than the 2022 Volkswagen Taos, the 2022 GMC Terrain, the 2022 Buick Encore, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2022 Jeep Compass, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, and the 2022 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport.

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