CRASH TEST Kia Sorento VS Kia Forte. This crash test that was conducted to demonstrate how the size and weight of vehicles can affect the outcome in a multi-vehicle car crash. The test involved two vehicles, the Kia Sorento and the Kia Forte, traveling towards each other at a speed of 40 mph. The Forte overlapped 50 percent of its width with the Sorento.
The results showed that the structure of the Kia Forte, which weighs 928 pounds less than the Sorento, did not hold up as well against the larger vehicle compared to the car-to-barrier tests used for IIHS ratings. In the crash with the Sorento, the Forte received an acceptable structural rating, with a maximum intrusion of 8 inches at the left toepan. However, the Forte performed well in the moderate overlap and driver-side small overlap front crash tests, earning good structural ratings in those categories.
The forces experienced by the driver dummy in the Forte were significantly higher compared to those in the Sorento. Measurements indicated a high likelihood of head injuries for the Forte driver in a real-world crash of similar severity. Right leg injuries would also be likely in the Forte, and there could be potential neck, chest, and left leg injuries. On the other hand, the Sorento had mostly good injury measures, except for a possible right leg injury.
These results are valid only for models sold in the USA
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