Kia has received a unique distinction

By Product Expert | Posted in Informational, New Kia Models on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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Which automaker has the safest vehicles?

Safety may not be at the forefront of your list of necessities when buying anew vehicle, but luckily some automakers are looking out for you so you won’t have to think about it. In today’s day and age, the world’s top automakers are competing for the loyalty of drivers by equipping all of their models with the latest state-of-the-art safety technology, but only one can take over that top spot. Find out more about the automaker with the safest vehicles and how that metric was assessed!

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the most reputable organizations when it comes to assessing safety among vehicles, and they award the best vehicles with a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus (the highest award) designation. With the recent Top Safety Pick designation for the all-new Kia Telluride, Kia now holds the unique distinction of having the most vehicles with either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus designation. There are 12 models in all from Kia that have this distinction. 2019 Kia models earning a Top Safety Pick designation include:2020 Kia Telluride on the road

  • Kia Rio 4-door sedan
  • Kia Rio 4-door hatchback
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Cadenza
  • 2020 Kia Telluride

Kia models earning a Top Safety Pick Plus award for 2019 include:

  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Niro hybrid
  • Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid
  • 2020 Kia Soul
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia Sorento

Unfortunately, some other popular models like the Kia Sportage didn’t quite make the list. However, it’s important to note that production for 2020 models are already in full swing for many Kia models, and the Sportage may end up on this list next year. Additionally, you may notice advancements in safety technology in some of the Top Safety Pick models and thus they may be awarded a Top Safety Pick Plus designation next year. Contact us today to learn more!

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