The 2019 Kia Sorento earns top safety scores with the IIHS

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a three-row midsize crossover that is a popular pick with families. Because buyers and lessees who are interested in getting a Sorento will have very precious cargo aboard, they care a lot of about safety. If you're a parent, or even an involved grandparent, with those safety concerns, you'll be pleased to know that the 2019 Kia Sorento has made it onto the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list.

The 2019 Sorento was tested on the following areas for crashworthiness and received a score of GOOD. While GOOD might sound ho-hum, it's actually the highest score a vehicle can earn with the IIHS. The tests include:

  • Small overlap front crash (on both the driver and passenger sides)
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

The IIHS also looks at crash avoidance. The available forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection (standard starting on the EX V6 trim) gave the vehicle top marks, and the headlight strength had GOOD ratings. It's worth noting that many vehicles have faltered on the headlight ratings, which are a new field for the IIHS.

The one place where the 2019 Sorento didn't earn a GOOD was for the LATCH seat ease of use, and they scored the next level down, which was ACCEPTABLE. IIHS testers felt that the anchors were easy to find but that other nearby hardware could be confused with the anchor, if you weren't looking.

If you do get into an accident with your 2019 Kia Sorento, you can feel confident that the vehicle will do its best to protect you and your passengers. There's also many available advanced safety features you can get to help you avoid a collision in the first place. To learn more about them, visit us at Kia of Dartmouth, and we'll go over the extensive list.

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