Za razliku od prethodne generacije Sorenta na IIHS testove sudara, novi Sorento je ocijenjen najboljom ocjenom.
The new Kia Sorento securing a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to a major improvement in the small overlap crash test. Previous Sorento has issue about safety following IIHS procedure, and dummy almost missing the front airbag and suffering nearly a foot of intrusion in the footwell. That earned it a "poor" mark! New Sorento did much better, much much better, and it's overall status is elevated to Top Safety Pick.