2018 Sorento earns Top Safety Pick Plus rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Safety on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 9:32 pm
White 2018 Kia Sorento Front and Side Exterior on Coast Highway

2018 Kia Sorento Safety Rating and Driver Assist Features

The 2018 Kia Sorento has earned the best possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 2018 Kia Sorento models built after May 2017 and equipped with newly acceptable-rated headlights offered on the SX Limited and the SX with Advanced Technology package are now officially rated as a Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS.  Continue reading for the 2018 Kia Sorento safety rating and driver assist features. 

“Kia’s commitment to building durable, capable vehicles is underscored by Sorento receiving this tremendous safety accolade,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “The highest possible safety rating from IIHS for Sorento bookends the recent J.D. Power Initial Quality award.” 

[ READ MORE: 2018 Kia Sorento Updates and Changes ]  

IIHS Safety Rating

When selecting vehicles for the Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating, the IIHS conducts an extensive series of crashworthiness tests and records each vehicle’s ability to respond to the tests. To qualify for the TSP+ rating, the IIHS requires that a vehicle earn “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests–small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints. Vehicles must also earn an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in headlight testing.  

2018 Kia Sorento seats
2018 Kia Sorento in Silver automatic lift gate
2018 Kia Sorento cargo space

With updated headlights for 2018 on select trims, the Kia Sorento achieved an “acceptable” rating in headlight testing. As a result, the 2018 Sorento SX Limited and SX with Advanced Technology Package configurations achieved high enough ratings to earn the TSP+ rating. The 2018 Sorento also offers several smart driver-assistance technologies like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Brake Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning to inspire confidence behind the wheel.  

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