2018 Kia Sorento Safety Ratings

Sorento airbags deployed

Before you load your family up into any car, you want to be positive that it can protect them. No matter the weather, the destination, or those Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield roads themselves, you should have that peace of mind.

Andy Mohr Kia has put together this 2018 Kia Sorento safety ratings review to show you the many ways in which this savvy SUV aims to keep you and yours safe.

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Kia Sorento: Safety Ratings for 2018

Sorento safety

In recent years, the Kia Sorento has earned some nice safety commendations from top automotive authorities, but how does it hold up this year?

In 2018, the Sorento earned both a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In part, these safety ratings can be attributed to the structure of the 2018 Sorento. It has received numerous reinforcements to help rebuff collision forces, including side-impact door beams and front and rear crumple zones.

With a fortified body, the Kia Sorento can stay in one piece, even in the event of an accident.

Standard Safety Features

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Among the standard safety features you’ll find working hard for your protection in the Kia Sorento, you’ll have a large system of airbags. This system includes dual front advanced bags, dual front seat-mounted side bags, and side curtains for the first and second rows.

Rollover sensors come standard in all the Kia Sorento trims, as well. If your vehicle detects a rollover event is imminent, it can deploy side airbags, side curtains, and engage seat-belt pretensioners to help mitigate the damage.

Numerous handling features are in place to prevent accidents from happening, however. For example, you’ll have:

  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System

All of these features work together to improve your wheel grip and cornering abilities, even on slick or loose roads. They’re aided, of course, by Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, which optimizes vehicle control when you hit the brakes.

Intelligent Safety Upgrades

2019 Kia Sorento Interior Safety

If the standard Kia Sorento safety system isn’t enough for you, there are plenty of smart collision-predicting features available, too.

As an upgrade to your standard rear camera system, you can add in the available Rear Parking Assist System. This feature utilizes a sonar to detect when obstacles are placed behind your vehicle.

Autonomous Emergency Braking is also available for your Sorento. This feature can hit the brakes independently of the driver if it senses a frontal collision is unavoidable. That early brake response should lessen the severity of the accident.

Numerous other features are available to predict and prevent accidents. The higher up you go in trim level, the more you’ll be able to make use of.

Experience Kia Sorento Safety

With those 2018 Kia Sorento safety ratings, it should be clear just how well this SUV can protect you and your family. You can see it all in action when you visit our Kia dealership near Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield.

Contact Andy Mohr Kia to schedule a test drive today!