2016 Kia Sorento Earns 5-Star Safety Rating
Hot off the Sedona’s 5-star safety rating, Kia Motors America has announced that the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento has received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its own. The brand’s best-selling CUV, the Sorento earned the honor thanks to its well-engineered body structure and impressive list of standard safety features.
“NHTSA’s recent 5-star rating of the 2016 Sorento is a testament to Kia’s commitment to safety. The Sorento is all-new for 2016 and is Kia’s most capable CUV ever, yet still offers customers the tremendous value Kia is known for,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for KMA. “Meant for customers with active lifestyles, Sorento is the perfect getaway vehicle for adventurers and families on the go, and they can feel confident knowing their vehicle scored a 5-star NHTSA rating – the highest rating achievable from NHTSA.”
The 2016 Sorento features a significantly enhanced platform, and the new structure increases torsional rigidity by 14% over the 2015 model. The unit-body is made up of 53% Advanced High Strength Steel, which is a whopping 115% increase over the 2015 Sorento.
Additionally, the use of new industrial strength adhesives, dual-seal lip joints, and large diameter and laser welding techniques all contributed to making the 2016 Kia Sorento “the most robust and durable Sorento ever.”