Kia Safety Features

Kia Safety Features

Kia safety ratings have always been in the spotlight. In 2019, eight Kia models met the more stringent safety requirements set by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 4-door sedan 2019 Kia Forte, the 4-door wagon 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid, the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, 2019 Kia Stinger, and 2019 Kia Soul were the five Kia models that received Top Safety Pick Plus awards. The Kia Forte and Kia Rio also featured in the Top Safety Picks list of 2018.

Award-winning models in the safety category

The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) raised its standards for safety in 2019, making a good rating mandatory in the passenger-side small overlap front side test, where previously an ‘acceptable’ rating sufficed. 

Along with this, vehicles also have to earn a 'good' headlight score and ‘superior’ or ‘advanced’ rating in terms of crash prevention. A range of Kia models qualified to earn the Top Safety Picks awarded by IIHS in 2019 include:

2019 Kia Rio Sedan

2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia Rio Hatchback

2019 Kia Niro PHEV

2019 Kia Optima

2019 Kia Niro

2019 Kia Soul

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

What makes Kia safe?

Excellent Kia safety ratings have always been a top priority for Kia Motors. The Kia Stinger has a front crash prevention system that earned a superior IIHS score. The car avoided collisions in track tests of 12 mph and 25 mph and features a forward-collision warning system that meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The LED projector headlights in Stingers are available with or without a high beam assist system that earned the mandatory ‘good’ rating for headlights. The system switches automatically between low and high beams under vehicular presence on the road.

They also enhance the 2020 Kia Soul with impressive safety features. We know Kia for, including forwarding collision-avoidance, assist, which is standard in the S, EX, GT-Line, and GT-Line Turbo trim levels. 

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Source: Kia