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2018 Kia Sorento Earns Spot on US News List of 21 Safest SUVs

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Combining stats from the National Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the editors at U.S. News & World Report have determined the 21 Safest SUVs, and easily snagging a position on the pub’s list is the 2018 Kia Sorento.


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Recently named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS when properly equipped with autonomous emergency braking and HID headlights, the 2018 Kia Sorento earned a U.S. News score of 8.7 out of 10. This is due to the Sorento’s long list of available advanced driver assist technologies including lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view camera, rear parking sensors, Dynamic Bending Lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.

In addition to its safety features, the 2018 Sorento has been singled out by U.S. News to be the “2018 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.”


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The 2018 Kia Sorento is available at seven trim levels: L, LX, LX V6, EX 2.0T, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited. It features three engine options.  The 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine paired to an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, which creates a powertrain capable of generating 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine and same six-speed automatic transmission delivers 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine churns out 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report