2024 Kia Sorento

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: original test

Seat belts & child restraints

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Kia Sorento S 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Kia Sorento conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN2013
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm) 9
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 5
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 6
Lower instrument panel (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN2013
Head
HIC-15 83
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.56
Right 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 35
Right 38

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Kia Sorento S 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Kia Sorento conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2017
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 5
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Upper dash (cm) 7
Right lower dash (cm) 6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2017
Head
HIC-15 79
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.39
Right 0.65
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 29
Right 54

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2017
Head
HIC-15 84
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.32
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 38
Right 56

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Kia Sorento S 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Kia Sorento conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF2017
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2017
Head
HIC-15 237
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.44
Maximum tibia index - right 0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 42

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Kia Sorento S 4-door 4wd

The Kia Sorento was redesigned for the 2021 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Kia Sorento 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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2018
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -20.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2018
Head HIC-15 116
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) -0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.42
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 53
A-P moment (Nm) 35

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2018
Head HIC-15 113
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) -0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.23
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 75
A-P moment (Nm) -20

How the side crash test is conducted

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2021-24 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SX
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SX
Seat type leatherette
1 3 6 4
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
6
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 12
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 77
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated