All Sorentos come with six airbags and a host of electronic driver aids, including stability control, hill-start assist and trailer stability assist. Tyre pressure monitoring is also fitted to every model.
However, more advanced safety aids, such as blindspot warning and cross-traffic alert (which warns you of passing cars when you’re reversing), are standard only on the range-topping KX-4; they can’t be added to lower-spec versions. Automatic emergency braking isn’t available at all, whereas it's fitted as standard to many rivals.
Still. the Sorento was awarded five stars in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2014, with scores of 90% for adult protection, 83% for child protection and 67% for pedestrian protection. The rival Land Rover Discovery Sport scored identical marks for child safety, but slightly better ones for adult and pedestrian protection.
Security kit includes an alarm, engine immobiliser and a visible vehicle identification number (VIN). Security experts Thatcham awarded the Sorento five stars for guarding against being stolen and four stars for resisting being broken in to.
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