2023 Kia Sorento Safety and Reliability

Kia Sorento Reliability Rating

2023 Sorento Safety

The NHTSA review of the 2023 Kia Sorento instills a decent amount of confidence, with the midsize SUV scoring four out of five stars overall. The frontal crash and rollover tests are where it scored less than perfectly, while side crash tests earned full marks.

The IIHS is more impressed by the Kia Sorento, rating it Good in every category, with only the lower-tier headlights rating Poor. It earns a Top Safety Pick award for 2022 when equipped with the LED projector lamps from the upper trims.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Sorento Key Safety Features

As any good family SUV should, the Sorento comes equipped with a fair number of standard safety features. Seven airbags are standard, including a driver's knee bag, and other features and driver aids include a rearview camera, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, a driver attention system, high beam assist, and a rear occupant alert. For 2023, even the base LX comes with blind-spot collision avoidance, rear cross traffic collision avoidance, and safe exit assist.

This is upgraded as you move through the trims, adding such assists as cyclist detection on the forward collision avoidance system, a blind-spot view monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, smart cruise control, highway driving assist, front park distance warning, and reverse parking collision avoidance. A surround-view monitor comes standard on SX Prestige trims.

Kia Sorento TrimsLXSX-Line SEXHybrid EXSXX-Line EXHybrid SX PrestigeSX PrestigeX-Line SX PrestigePlug-in Hybrid SX Prestige
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Blind Spot MonitorSSSSSSSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSSSSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSSSSSSSS
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSSSSSSS

2023 Sorento Reliability

No recalls are currently on record for the 2023 gas-only Sorento, although the Sorento Hybrid was recalled for a tow hitch harness wire that could lead to a fire risk. The 2022 model was recalled four times for a loss of drive power, the same tow hitch harness fire issue, an incorrect spare tire size, and a turbocharger oil supply pipe that could leak.

The automaker offers one of the best warranties on the market. Bumper-to-bumper coverage is good for five years/60,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty is valid for a whopping ten years/100,000 miles. Hybrid components benefit from an eight-year/80,000-mile warranty. Roadside assistance is offered for the first five years/60,000 miles.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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