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2014 Kia Sorento

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2014 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Kia Sorento LX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was re-engineered for the 2014 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 13 cm to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injury the left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left thigh and knee.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Kia Sorento EX 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was re-engineered for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2014-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Kia Sorento EX 4-door 4wd with standard front and second row head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Kia Sorento was re-engineered for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Sorento EX 4-door 4wd

Re-engineering of the vehicle beginning with 2014 models did not affect the roof strength rating.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,048 lbs
Peak force 17,455 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.31

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry