Safety is a major initiative at Kia. All its new vehicles come with airbags and stability control, and they're engineered with five-star safety in mind.
That planning shows in some safety tests already. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) hasn’t yet tested the Sorento, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has–and it calls the Sorento a Top Safety Pick.
Kia does fit the 2011 Sorento with standard side and three-row curtain airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. Visibility is fine, and Kia makes a rearview camera available on high-end versions.