New Kia Sorento has successfully passed a small overlap crash test


American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published the results of Kia Sorento 2016 crash tests. Unlike the previous model which failed the test during a frontal collision with a small overlap, the new model has got a good grade.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested Kia Sorento 2016 in a series of crash tests involving frontal collision with a small overlap. The IIHS noted that earlier Sorento 2014 failed this test – body structure was significantly damaged. Bar in the driver’s foot well moved into the cabin up to 28 cm, and side safety curtain didn’t pan out.


This time, the deformation of bar at the side step was 10 cm, and the movement of the anthropomorphic dummy was controlled well by the safety belt, in the context of coordinated work of the front airbags and side curtains. In other tests, including a crash with a medium overlap, side impact, roofing protection, as well as an assessment of seat belts and airbags work, Sorento 2016 get “good”.

Frontal crash test with a small overlap in which cars crash against a fixed 1.5 m obstacle at a speed of 40 miles per hour with overlap of the driver’s side at 25%, was added by IIHS in 2012.