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Kia Offers 12 Vehicles with Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ Ratings

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Niro, Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Stinger, Kia Telluride, Safety on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 5:40 pm
2020 Kia Soul GT Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Kia Lineup Includes the Most Vehicles with Top IIHS Safety Ratings

The Kia brand has announced that it has become the brand with the most vehicles with Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Seven 2019-2020 models hold the title of Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS and five 2019-2020 Kia vehicles hold Top Safety Pick ratings. Continue reading to learn more about the Kia brand’s dedication to safety across its lineup.


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Kia Top Safety Pick Models Rear view of the 2019 Kia Sorento.

In order for vehicles to earn the Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS they must earn a rating of “Good” in all six crashworthiness tests, as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and “Acceptable” or “Good” for headlights. Five Kia models earned the title of Top Safety Pick for the 2019 year, including the 2019 Kia Soul, 2019 Kia Rio, 2019 Kia Rio Hatchback, 2019 Kia Cadenza, and 2020 Kia Telluride.

What Kia Vehicles Earned Top Safety Pick+ Ratings?

Vehicles must earn “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for front crash prevention, and a “Good” rating for headlights to earn the Top Safety Pick+ title. Seven of the 12 top-rated Kia vehicles earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating. The seven vehicles that hold this title include the 2019 Kia Forte, 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid, 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, 2019 Kia Optima, 2019 Kia Sorento, 2020 Kia Soul, and 2019 Kia Stinger.

“We are extremely proud of this significant achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, Executive Director, Car Planning & Technology, KMA, in a Kia brand press release. “We constantly strive to build the best quality and safest vehicles possible and being the automaker with the most TSP and TSP+ ratings is ultimately gratifying.”


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Kia continues to blow away consumers and automotive experts with the commitment to creating safety-focused vehicles that are fit for a variety of drivers and lifestyles. You can find an award-winning Kia in our online inventory or you can learn more about individual Kia models in our model research pages.

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