2023 Kia Sorento  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#62 of 2023 SUVs

#107 of all 2023 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. The Sorento provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 2023 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 2023 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 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2023 Kia Sorento has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0411% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6881%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0411% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6881% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Kia Sorento is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Kia Sorento is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 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. Active safety systems that are standard on the Kia Sorento include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), 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.

9074M. Outlander SportSubaru OutbackKia SorentoKia SportageHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-50Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonGMC AcadiaNissan MuranoVolkswagen TiguanChevrolet BlazerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Kia Sorento with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 90. The 2023 Kia Sorento is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2023 Nissan Murano, the 2023 GMC Acadia, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Subaru Outback, the 2023 Kia Sportage, and the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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