Kia Sorento with new autobrake system earns Top Safety Pick+ award

July 14, 2016

The Kia Sorento, a midsize SUV, joins the ranks of Top Safety Pick+ winners, thanks to a new automatic braking system that earns a superior rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

When equipped with the optional front crash prevention system, the 2017 Sorento avoided a collision in both the 12 mph and the 25 mph IIHS track tests. The system also includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The system is an improvement over the one available on the 2016 model, which was a warning system only and earned a basic rating from IIHS.

Like the earlier model, the 2017 Sorento earns good ratings from IIHS in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

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