Kia Models Earn Top Safety Awards

August 3rd, 2016 by

Car buyers are intrigued by a variety of features, but none is more important than safety. Kia has earned top safety awards for much of its lineup from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicles must undergo rigorous crash and safety testing to earn top marks.

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IIHS tests evaluate crashworthiness or how well people are protected in a crash and crash avoidance and mitigation technology that can prevent lessen the severity of a crash. The IIHS awards both Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + ratings.

Similarly NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings are earned for crashworthiness and rollover safety. The program was designed to provide consumers with information on the safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law.

Kia has a strong commitment to safety. Some of its important safety technologies include:

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Vehicle Body Structure
Kia vehicle bodies are made of ultra-high tensile steel via hot stamping which allows its cars to be lighter while increasing their rigidity and crash safety.

Kia cars are equipped with a full set of airbags, including driver/passenger seat airbag, driver knee airbag, curtain airbag and front/rear side airbag protecting both driver and passengers from impact.

Seat Belt Pre-tensioner
This device holds a passenger firmly in their seat just before and at the start of a collision and that allows the passenger to come into contact with the airbag in a controlled manner.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
This safety technology monitors traffic conditions and automatically brakes the car in an emergency situation if the driver fails to respond.

Lane Departure Warning System
A camera mounted on the windshield of your car senses your lane ahead and, if you depart from your lane because of drowsy driving or recklessness, warns you to take control of the car again.

Forward Collision Warning System
A camera monitors the distance between your car and the one directly in front of you and alerts you if  it senses the distance becoming excessively short.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
A tire pressure monitoring system is an active protection system that monitors the air pressure inside the tires of your car and alerts you if there is any that is under-inflated.

Drive with confidence, with Kia’s  award winning lineup of cars:

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2017 Kia Sportage
Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

2017 Kia Sorento
IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating
NHTSA 5 Star Rating

2016 Kia Soul
IIHS Top Safety Pick
NHTSA 5 Star Rating

2016 Kia Sedona
Top Safety Pick Rating

2016 Kia Forte
NHTSA 5 Star Rating

2016 Kia Optima
IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating
NHTSA 5 Star Safety Rating

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
NHTSA 5 Star Rating