2014 Kia Sorento Earns 5 Star Crash Rating From NHTSA (U.S.)
Orange California September 24, 2013; Kia Motors America's (KMA) top-selling CUV, the redesigned 2014 Sorento, has earned the highest possible overall safety rating – five stars – from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new Sorento was recognized for its outstanding performance in frontal and side impact crash tests, as well as high marks in rollover testing.
"Built on an all-new platform, the redesigned Sorento utilizes Kia's advanced safety equipment and technologies to provide a high level of occupant protection for drivers and their families as measured by the U.S. government," said Orth Hedrick, executive director, product planning, KMA. "Already a compelling entry in the compact CUV category, earning a 5-Star rating from NHTSA makes the Sorento an even stronger contender within its segment while underscoring Kia's overall commitment to delivering safety and exceptional value to our customers."
In addition to NHTSA's 5-Star rating, the 2014 Sorento has also been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It is built at Kia's manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia and is available in four trim levels.
2014 Kia Sorento SUV AWD NHTSA Data
The 5-Star Safety Ratings Program encourages manufacturers to design safer vehicles by giving them safety ratings that can be used by consumers to compare vehicles when shopping for a new car.
Vehicle Test Weight: 3788 lbs.
Recommended Advanced Technology Features
Only versions of advanced technologies that meet NHTSA performance tests get check marks. Technologies listed elsewhere (i.e. ads, labels, etc.) may not meet NHTSA's tests.
Electronic Stability Control:
Forward Collision Warning:
Lane Departure Warning:
Seat Belts and Head Restraints
- Dynamic Head Restraint: Driver, Front Passenger
- Progressive Load Limiting: Standard
- Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage: Driver, Front Passenger
- Head Restraints: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
- Head Protection: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
- Torso Protection: Driver, Front Passenger
- Pelvis Protection: Driver, Front Passenger
- Knee Protection: Not Available
- Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Testing: Yes
Child Passenger Features
- LATCH Locations: Rear Seat
- Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch): Not Available
- Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations: Driver
Frontal Crashtest # 8297
Frontal Barrier Crash RatingDriver (Male)
Average-sized adult male dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.
Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.
Tested with: FRONTAL AIR BAG
Note: Frontal and overall ratings apply to vehicles built on or after March 28, 2013 (or with VIN numbers 5XYKWDA71EG451045 or later).