Last month, Kia announced that six of its models had picked up all-star ratings from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash testing. Specifically, the 2020 Kia Telluride received “Good” (i.e., the institute’s highest) ratings across all six crashworthiness tests plus an “Acceptable” rating for headlights. This earned the Telluride an IIHS Top Safety Pick distinction.
In addition, five other Kia models earned this safety designation: the 2020 Kia Sorento, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Kia Soul, the 2020 Kia Stinger, and the 2020 Kia Forte.
To earn this rating, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in multiple crashworthiness tests, including moderate overlap front, driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraints. It must also receive an advanced or superior rating for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention (this is the newest criterion from the institute) and an Acceptable or Good rating for headlights.
“Kia is committed to building the safest vehicles possible,” explained Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. “These six TSP ratings from IIHS reflect that commitment and reaffirms Kia’s continued effort to strive for safety improvement and advancement in every model we produce.”
It’s no surprise that so many Kia models earned this top recognition. In fact, Kia just won Autoblog’s 2020 Technology of the Year for its blind spot collision system.
Learn more about the Telluride SUV and the other, highly-rated vehicles in the Kia lineup at Gossett Kia South!