2016 Kia Sportage Earns Solid, but Mixed Results in Federal Crash Tests | Edmunds

2016 Kia Sportage Earns Solid, but Mixed Results in Federal Crash Tests


WASHINGTON — The carryover 2016 Kia Sportage SUV earned solid, but mixed results in federal crash tests, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The front-wheel-drive 2016 Sportage earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, receiving five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The all-wheel-drive 2016 Sportage earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, receiving five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test. These results are typical for the segment.

The 2016 Sportage is expected to arrive at Kia dealerships this summer.

Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Sportage; however, the almost identical 2015 Sportage received a "poor" rating in the Institute's small overlap front crash test and "good" scores in all other crash tests. The small overlap front crash test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.

Key Sportage competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5.

Edmunds says: Although the Kia Sportage will soon be replaced by an all-new model, the carry-over 2016 model gets solid, though mixed, crash scores from the government.

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