Eight Kia Models Earn IIHS Safety Awards
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Eight Kia Models Earn IIHS Safety Awards

2019 Kia Niro

A total of eight Kia vehicles have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with recent safety awards. Five of these new Kia vehicles received the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation (when equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights) which is the IIHS’s highest designation possible.

The IIHS has elevated its testing standards this year to be more stringent than ever before. In order to achieve the TSP+ rating, vehicles now require a “Good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test versus an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating for the 2018 award. The IIHS testing parameters also require a vehicle earn “Good” ratings in all other crashworthiness tests and an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention, as well as a “Good” rating in headlight testing.

New standards for the IIHS Top Safety Pick awards are also now in place. An “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in the passenger-side test is new criterion to earn a 2019 Top Safety Pick. To further qualify, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in all other crashworthiness tests, plus an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention, and a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in headlight testing.

New Kia vehicles that earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award are:

  • 2019 Kia Forte
  • 2019 Kia Niro
  • 2019 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
  • 2019 Kia Optima
  • 2019 Kia Sorento

New Kia vehicles that earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award are:

  • 2019 Kia Rio
  • 2019 Kia Soul
  • 2019 Kia Cadenza

The Kelly Grimsley Kia Dealerships near Midland offer a great selection of these ultra safe, award winning vehicles for sale or lease. We invite you to stop by and take a test drive soon.

Source: Kia Media