Kia Earns Eight IIHS Top Safety Picks Awards
Kia was awarded eight Top Safety Pick (TSP) and Top Safety Pick + (TSP+) awards from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). These annual awards honour the safest vehicles on the road today, covering every aspect of the vehicle from crashworthiness, headlight design and advanced safety features that prevent collisions.
Kia ranked amongst the top brands with 6 vehicles earning a TSP rating, and the Stinger and K5 earning the top TSP+ designation.
Here is the full list of Kia vehicles to receive the award:
2022 Kia Carnival built after March 2021 (with specific headlights) TSP
2022 Kia Soul (with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights) TSP
“As the Kia brand makes a momentous shift toward electrification with our next generation of vehicles, passenger safety remains a top priority,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia America, Kia North America.
“These eight TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ accolades from IIHS are the direct results of our commitment to delivering the highest standards for crash readiness, structural integrity and available safety systems for our customers.”
How Do Vehicles Qualify for a TSP or TSP + Award?
All 2022 TSP winners earned “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention evaluations. In addition, the vehicle must have at least one available headlight system that earns a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating. For a TSP+ designation, the “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight system must be standard equipment.
Want to learn more about Kia’s award-winning lineup of vehicles? Check out Buyers Guide on the IIHS Top Safety Pick Kia Sportage. You can also check out the latest on all of our vehicles on our Model Research Page.
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