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2016 Kia Sorento Named IIHS Top Safety Pick


The 2016 Kia Sorento was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2016 Kia Sorento was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-new redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. With a perfect score in all five crash tests, the Sorento can now be considered one of the best of the best for vehicle safety.

This SUV was completely rebuilt for the new year with a more refined interior and better ride quality than ever before. In previous designs, the Sorento has struggled in some crash tests, but for the first time ever, the Sorento received the top score of good in every test:

  • Front small overlap: Top score of good
  • Front moderate overlap: Top score of good
  • Side: Top Score of Good
  • Roof Strength: Top score of good
  • Head restraints and seats: Top Score of good.

In a front small overlap test that simulates what happens when the car collides with a pole or tree, the Sorento received a top score of good. IIHS reported that the driver’s space was well-maintained after the crash and the side curtain airbag did a good job of protecting the dummy’s head.

“Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity,” IIHS says.

The new Sorento comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability controls, front side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional on the base LX model and it’s standard on all higher trims. Other safety/technology options include blind-spot warning system,  rear cross traffic warning system, lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems.

With standard alloy wheels and more premium materials in the seats, dash and doors, the Sorento has a more quality feel than ever before. The new Sorento also features mechanical improvements including a stronger structure, upgraded suspension, and improved steering for a quieter ride and improved ride quality.

Our full preview will arrive soon. Visit Waikem Kia now to be one of the first people to test drive this vehicle and see for yourself why it’s the perfect choice for anyone who needs safety and ride quality.

Author: Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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