2014 Kia Sorento Photo

2014 Kia Sorento - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Get a Quick Quote
/ 10
On Safety
On Safety
Safety's been a strong point in the past, but the 2014 Sorento hasn't been crash-tested yet.
9.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Kia Sorento?


SAFETY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Five stars overall

Top Safety Pick

The Sorento is the first Kia to offer blind-spot detection, a sonar-based system that alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings of other vehicles lurking in the hard-to-see rear quarters.
Car and Driver

It's both stronger and lighter than before thanks to the increased use of high-strength steel. Kia expects this to help the crossover achieve a five-star crash-test rating (versus the current four stars)

Unlike most three-row competitors, the Sorento's side curtain airbags do not extend to the third row.

The 2014 Kia Sorento has been put through the crash-test paces, and it's aced them.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives it five stars overall, with only a single four-star rollover-resistance rating keeping it from perfection.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) dubs the Sorento a Top Safety Pick, though without a small-overlap test, the "+" designation is out of reach for now.

Along with the usual stability and airbags--though its third-row seat isn't covered by its curtain airbags--the Sorento also has a driver knee airbag and Bluetooth as standard equipment, while a rearview camera is an option on the Sorento LX and EX.

New on the Sorento's options list are blind-spot monitors, which alert the driver if vehicles are approaching in out-of-sight places. It's a useful feature that's an option on the LX and EX, and standard on the Sorento SX. Parking sensors, another handy feature for close quarters, are an option on the LX and standard on all other trim levels.

Aside from those features, visibility is good from the driver's seat. The rearmost headrests mostly line up with the Sorento's rear pillars, preserving most of the view to the rear quarters.



Safety's been a strong point in the past, but the 2014 Sorento hasn't been crash-tested yet.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media

© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.