Review: Kia Among Top Brands with Most 2019 Vehicle IIHS Safety Awards

 

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IIHS Evaluations

The IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, tests vehicles for how well it protects its occupants in a crash and the capability of its technology to prevent a crash or to lessen its severity. These aspects of safety, crashworthiness as well as crash avoidance and mitigation, are evaluated within vehicle size categories during a given year. The vehicles that perform best in these assessments qualify for a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+.

In 2019, the IIHS created stricter guidelines. In order to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the vehicle is now required to obtain a "Good" rating in all crashworthiness tests, headlight testing, as well as in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Also, it must earn an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention.

Kia Safety

Vehicle safety is a top priority at Kia. That’s why Kia incorporates so many standard and optional safety features in their vehicles. Innovative safety technology in Kia vehicles includes forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assistance. In addition, Kia models utilize a driver attention warning system that gives an alert if the driver appears drowsy or distracted. Additionally, safe exit assist tells you if your doors are safe to open.

Kia Awards

In 2019, Kia was awarded as one of the top three brands with the most IIHS safety awards. The 2019 Kia models that were amongst these winners include eight different vehicle models. The 2019 Top Safety Pick model winners are the 2019 Forte*, 2019 Kia Niro**, 2019 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid**, 2019 Kia Optima*, and the 2019 Kia Sorento**. The coveted 2019 Top Safety Pick+ awards went to the 2019 Kia Rio**, 2019 Kia Rio 5-door**, 2019 Kia Soul**, 2019 Kia Stinger** and 2019 Kia Cadenza** models. Kia continually focuses on the safety of its vehicle, which is demonstrated by earning ten of these significant awards.

*When equipped with specific headlights

** With optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

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