2016 Kia Sorento Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Kia Sorento Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The all-new 2016 Kia Sorento SUV earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2016 Sorento received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Sorento, which is on sale now at Kia dealerships.

Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, antilock brakes and electronic stability control. Optional safety features include lane-departure warning, forward collision warning and blind-spot detection systems.

The 2016 Sorento earned the 2015 Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, receiving "good"scores in all tests.

Key competitors to the Sorento include the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Edge, Honda Pilot and Toyota RAV4.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and 2015 Honda Pilot earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Ford Edge has not been rated. The newest versions of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA, while earlier 2015 RAV4s earned a four-star overall safety rating.

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