Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

IIHS Safety Ratings | Memphis, TN

Kia is earning top recognition for its safety. The Korean carmaker recently became the brand with the most top Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings after the 2020 Kia Telluride earned the title of TOP SAFETY PICK. It now has five vehicles with TOP SAFETY PICK ratings and seven with the IIHS’s highest possible TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.

To earn the title of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, each vehicle must earn the highest possible “Good” rating in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint crash tests. It also must earn either an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test, while also earning an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front crash prevention and an “Acceptable” or “Good” headlight rating.

The TOP SAFETY PICK+ award is given out when the vehicle earns a “Good” rating in all crash tests, and an Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front crash prevention and a “Good” headlight rating.

The 12 Kia models that have earned top IIHS safety ratings are as follows.

  • 2019 Kia Rio sedan – TOP SAFETY PICK
  • 2019 Kia Rio hatchback – TOP SAFETY PICK
  • 2019 Kia Forte sedan – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2020 Kia Soul – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2019 Kia Soul – TOP SAFETY PICK
  • 2019 Kia Optima – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2019 Kia Cadenza – TOP SAFETY PICK
  • 2019 Kia Stinger – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2019 Kia Sorento – TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2020 Kia Telluride – TOP SAFETY PICK

It’s no secret that Kia makes some of the most stylish and unique vehicles around, and now you know for a fact that they make some of the safest. Experience everything Kia has to offer you with a test drive at Gossett Kia.

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