The Kia Sorento is a remarkable set of wheels boasting upscale styling, a roomy cabin, and lively performance. Plus, this is on top of already exceptional safety ratings and some of the best driver-assistive technologies on the market.

Because we know that drivers around Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, care deeply about the subject of safety, the team at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg presents our 2021 Kia Sorento safety ratings review. Will it live up to your high standards? We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

2021 Sorento Safety Ratings

Kia crossover SUVs are often chosen as the go-to mode of transportation for the family. That means they need to be optimally safe. Luckily, the 2021 Sorento is all that.

Every set of wheels on the market goes through thorough testing by two highly reputable companies: the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Though the ratings for the 2021 model aren't out yet, we can expect them to look a lot like the ratings for the 2020 Kia Sorento.

In 2020, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this Kia crossover "Good" scores across the board for Crashworthiness-the highest rating possible. The Sorento rated so highly in fact that it earned the coveted Top Safety Pick designation.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was also impressed with the Sorento, giving it a five-star overall score (also the highest possible) and excellent scores on all the individual safety tests.

The rigorous testing from these two organizations covers every aspect of collision prevention and crashworthiness. So, you know you can feel safe in a ride that performed as well as the Sorento.

Kia DRIVE WiSE Driver-Assistive Technology

Though all 2021 Sorento models come with all the passive safety you'd expect from a new model (airbags, antilock brakes, etc.), it also offers a package of highly intuitive driver-assistive technologies.

Using high-end cameras, radar systems, and sensors, the driving aids in the Kia DRIVE WiSE suite help prevent collisions, elevate your awareness of what's around you, and make your commutes more enjoyable. With these systems on your side, you can watch your peace of mind skyrocket.

  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go: This advanced cruise control feature uses sophisticated technology to adjust your speed on the highway, so you always have a safe follow distance from the vehicle ahead. Aside from being much safer, this is also a convenient feature to have for a long drive on a busy highway.

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance: This system helps prevent frontal crashes by using sensors to monitor the area ahead of your 2021 Sorento. It'll then alert you to any obstructions in your path, so you can react accordingly. This system also uses automatic emergency braking to apply the brakes if you don't react to the alert quickly enough.
  • Blind-Spot Assistance: Using a system of sensors that monitor the areas around your Kia, you'll be notified when others are just out of your sightline. This is a helpful feature when merging or passing on the highway, as well as just driving around town.
  • 360-Degree Surround View Monitor: Parking and low-speed maneuvering are a breeze, thanks to this feature. With aerial views created by five cameras around the Sorento, you can see what's around you at all times.
  • Rear Occupant Alert: If there's someone still in the back seat of your Sorento when you're exiting, you'll receive an alert letting you know. Or, you can choose to get notifications on your connected device if there's movement in the back while you're away. 
  • Parking Collision Avoidance: When you hear an alert while backing out of a parking spot, it means there's a potential collision waiting. This system will even hit the brakes to avoid it.
  • Safe Exit Assist: To save you from dangerous situations approaching from behind while exiting your 2021 Sorento, this system will let you know when you're good to go. It also activates the child locks, to ensure your little one's safety as well.

More Ways the 2021 Sorento Helps Keep You Safe

Along with the intuitive driving aids found in this Kia crossover, there are more progressive features that focus on ensuring safety while on the road.

With the available Adaptive All-Wheel Drive with Lock Mode, the road conditions you drive on are continually monitored. When it senses you need some extra help, it'll distribute power to the appropriate wheels for precise traction and control.

To make sure you can keep connected safely while behind the wheel, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come with the 2021 Kia Sorento. By connecting your smartphone to the available 10.25-inch touchscreen system, you can access hands-free features, so you can always have your hands on the wheel.

The UVO smartphone app is also available for this Kia crossover. One of the features of this system is 911 Connect. This will automatically try to call for help when your airbags deploy, so you can focus on making sure everyone is alright. Roadside Assistance is also available on this app, giving you proper aid when you need it the most. 

Additionally, this app also sports a "Find My Car" feature. Whether it's dark outside and you don't know where you parked, or you're exploring a new city, you'll have directions to get back to your Sorento quickly.

Test Drive the Kia Sorento Around Mechanicsburg PA Today!

If you're looking for a safe Kia crossover SUV that ensures yours and your passengers' protection, you're going to love the 2021 Kia Sorento. Plus, think about all the innovative entertainment technology, comfort-enhancing amenities, and versatile performance features we didn't mention in this review. Read the rest of our Kia Sorento reviews and comparisons to learn even more!

Drivers around Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg, PA, can find out more about the Kia Sorento safety ratings and features by visiting Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg. Call or stop by today to schedule your test drive!

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