2020 Kia Sorento Safety Ratings

June 29th, 2020 by

2020 Kia Sorento with deployed airbags
Looking for an ultra-safe option built to handle Harvey commutes and road trips? The new Kia Sorento is an SUV that is up for the challenge on the road ahead and can keep you comfortable and connected along the way. This family-friendly Kia offers a wide range of driver-assist features, including Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Avoidance. These features aren’t just for show; they do the job of keeping drivers safe on the Marrero streets. This is evident based on the stellar safety scores of the 2020 Kia Sorento from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. Learn more about Kia safety ratings below!

IIHS 2020 Sorento Safety Ratings


The Kia Sorento is a first-class model in many ways, and that includes the prowess of its safety features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded an exclusive 2020 Top Safety Pick to the latest Sorento. Across the board, the 2020 Sorento passed with flying colors on all of the IIHS Crashworthiness tests, achieving the highest scores in the following categories:

  • Small overlap front: driver-side
  • Small overlap front: passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

For the “overall evaluation” category, the 2020 Kia Sorento earned the highest rating of “good.”
2020 Kia Sorento towing a trailer on a winding road

NHTSA 2020 Sorento Safety Ratings

The IIHS ratings for the new Sorento are no fluke. This model can stand up to even the most rigorous safety tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also offered high-praise and ratings for the 2020 Kia Sorento. Along with a 5-star overall safety rating, the base 2020 Sorento scored the following marks from the NHTSA:

  • Frontal crash ratings: 5 stars
  • Side crash ratings: 5 stars
  • Rollover rating: 4 stars

In order to maximize the safety capabilities of the Sorento, the NHTSA recommends adding the following optional safety features: Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support.

2020 Sorento Safety Features

The Kia Sorento offers a suite of advanced driver-assist features for confident cruising on the New Orleans roads. Here’s what to expect when you secure the keys to this formidable SUV:

  • Blind-Splot Collision Avoidance (BCA)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance (RCCA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)

Along with the innovative safety technology above, the Kia safety ratings are bolstered by a number of standard features, including: Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), a Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Rear Child-Safety Door Locks, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

Explore Kia Safety Ratings With Ray Brandt Kia

Still have Kia Sorento safety rating questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for an individualized consultation. We want every Harvey driver to have peace of mind when they get behind the wheel of their new Kia. Don’t waste another moment shopping with second-rate dealerships, find your safe and reliable new ride at Ray Brandt Kia!

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