2022 Kia Sportage Safety Rating

September 9th, 2021 by
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The Kia Sportage SUV has enjoyed a long reputation for quality and reliability in Oakville, which includes sky-high Kia safety ratings. So, how does the 2022 Kia Sportage safety rating compare? While the official 2022 IIHS and NHTSA safety ratings have yet to be released, the newest Sportage shares the same top-notch technology and protective features as the previous model. Examine what makes the Kia Sportage such a safe pick, and get a closer look at the latest model with Suntrup Kia South.

Kia Sportage Safety Rating

The NHTSA and IIHS both conduct annual testing of all new vehicles on the market, and while the 2022 scores are in the works, the 2021 Kia Sportage safety rating ranked among the very top of the pack. In fact, the 2021 Kia Sportage an “IIHS Top Safety Pick” with exceptional scores in every category:

  • Small Overlap Front: Driver-Side – Good
  • Small Overlap Front: Passenger-Side – Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front – Good
  • Side – Good
  • Roof Strength – Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats – Good

And while the NHTSA also ran its own independent tests, the Kia safety rating still fared just as well with the same score for the AWD and FWD models:

  • Overall: 5-Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 4-Stars
  • Side Crash: 5-Stars
  • Rollover: 4-Stars

Kia Sportage Passive Safety Features

One reason for the high Kia Sportage safety rating is due to the wealth of passive safety features onboard the 2022 model. From the impressive airbag system to the family-friendly LATCH system, here is a sampling of the passive safety features on every Kia Sportage trim:

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Rollover Sensor
  • 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions
  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)

Kia Sportage Active Safety Features

Not only does the Kia Sportage offer standard passive safety features across the board, but the latest model integrates a wide range of driver assistive technologies. These features monitor the road actively as you drive, which adds yet another layer of protection on the Mehlville roads. Here are just a few of the features available:

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

Explore the 2022 Kia Sportage at Suntrup Kia South

The Kia Sportage safety rating is just one part of the performance package for 2022, so if you want to learn more, contact us at Suntrup Kia South. Our team would love to introduce you to our new Kia Sportage inventory, so visit St. Louis for your test drive and check out our current Kia Sportage lease deals.

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