What is the Kia Sorento Safety Rating?

April 3rd, 2019 by

2019 Kia Sorento driving down road

Both the NHTSA and IIHS have awarded the 2019 Kia Sorento their top safety marks and awards after extensive crash-testing. If drivers in the Delaware area are asking, ‘What is the Kia Sorento safety rating?’, they’re going to be impressed by its ability to protect occupants and its long list of standard safety features.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The number of vehicles earning the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ gets lower every year, but the 2019 Kia Sorento still achieved that sought-after designation when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and LED headlights.It rated superior in terms of front crash protection and scored a top mark of good in the following categories:

  • Driver-Side Small Overlap Front
  • Passenger-Side Small Overlap Front
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Head Restraints & Seats
  • Headlights
2019 Kia Sorento driving down curved icy road

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

The NHTSA puts each new car released for American consumers through a rigorous battery of crash tests and provides an overall score out of five for each one. The 2019 Kia Sorento achieved an exceptional overall 5-star rating thanks to 5-star scores in the following crash tests:

  • Front Driver Side
  • Front Passenger Side
  • Front Seat Side Barrier and Pole
  • Rear Seat Side Barrier and Pole
  • Side Barrier Driver
  • Side Barrier Rear Passenger

Kia Sorento Safety Features

The Kia Sorento equips a wide selection of passive safety features as standard to ensure leading protection in the unlikely event of a collision:

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags (1st & 2nd Rows)
  • Rollover Sensor
  • 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions
  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
2019 Kia Sorento Drive Wise Feature

Active safety features work to maintain perfect control and avoid accidents in the first place. The 2019 Sorento features the following as standard:

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Test Drive the Kia Sorento at Byers Kia

Wherever you’re driving across Worthington or through Westerville, the new 2019 Kia Sorento encourages total confidence. To find out more about the Kia Sorento towing capacity or arrange a test drive, feel free to contact our Lewis Center showroom today. Also be sure to compare the Sorento vs. Honda Pilot!

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