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2014 Kia Sorento Earns 5 Star Crash Rating From NHTSA (U.S.)

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2014 Kia Sorento

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.

Overall Rating

five star rating
frontal crash
five star rating
side crash
five star rating
rollover crash
four star rating

 Photo of 2014 Kia Sorento SUV AWD

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:

Safety Issues




Service Bulletins

Safety Features

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

Air Bags

  • 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 Crash

test # 8297

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating five star rating

Driver (Male)
male driver at the wheel.
Rating: five star rating

Average-sized adult male dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Passenger (Female)
female passenger.
Rating: five star rating

Passenger Rating

Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

2014 Kia Sorento SUV AWD after frontal crash test

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).