2018 Kia Sorento Nabs Top Safety Rating Thanks to New Headlights

The 2018 Kia Sorento has nabbed a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The agency awarded the Kia Sorento the Top Safety Pick Plus rating thanks in part to its new headlights.

In order to earn the Top Safety Pick Plus rating, a vehicle much score ‘good’ ratings in all five crash tests and an ‘advanced’ or ‘superior’ rating in the front crash prevention test. The latest addition to the safety standard is the ‘acceptable’ or ‘good’ rating in headlight tests.

The 2018 Kia Sorento’s safety rating applies to the SX and SX Limited trims that come equipped with the Advanced Technology Package. The innovative headlights earned an ‘acceptable’ rating.

Make no mistake: a top safety rating from the IIHS is not an easy thing to earn. By receiving it, the 2018 Kia Sorento earns itself a spot among some of the safest, and most elite, vehicles in the entire automotive industry.

“Kia’s commitment to building durable, capable vehicles is underscored by Sorento receiving this tremendous safety accolade,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia’s vice president of product planning.

We here at Bob Sight Kia are excited to see the Kia Sorento SUV earning such an impressive safety rating.

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips for Kids

treat-or-treat safety tips

Trick-or-treat is spooky fun for everyone, but follow these trick-or-treat safety tips from our staff here at Bob Sight Kia to make sure everybody gets home okay.

Plan a route

Before you and your little ones head out for a night of collecting candy in costume, look at a map of your neighborhood or the neighborhood you’re going to and plan out where to go ahead of time.

Stay on well-lit streets and have a flashlight

If houses are dark, that typically means they’re not giving out candy, so ideally you shouldn’t be going down dark streets anyway – but just as a precaution, try to stay where there are plenty of street lights and other people, and bring a flashlight.

Avoid hazardous costumes

Long robes and skirts, uncomfortable shoes, masks that decrease visibility, and dark colors that make it hard for others to see you can all pose a hazard while you’re out trick-or-treating.

Be careful of cars

Drivers are still on the road during trick-or-treat, so make sure your little ones follow all traffic laws about crossing the street and looking both ways before they do so.

Check your child’s candy

When you and your kids get home from trick-or-treating, make a point to go through their basket or bag and check for anything without a wrapper or that has been ripped or punctured.

Follow trick-or-treat safety tips to ensure you and your family gets tons of treats without any tricks.

What Makes the 2017 Kia Niro a Good Family Car

If you’re looking for a good family car, the 2017 Kia Niro has you covered. Not only is it an efficient hybrid, but it’s a spacious and comfortable crossover, too, with the space you need for a full family.


Record-Setting Fuel Economy

Hybrids make great family rides because they help drivers save big money on long road trips, and the Kia Niro is the best of the best. In fact, it set a Guinness World Record for least fuel consumption when driven across the US thanks to its 50 mpg combined rating* and 600-mile range.


Crossover Versatility & Space

Because it’s a crossover, the 2017 Niro beats out other hybrids like the Prius when it comes to interior space, while also being wider and longer than competing crossovers like the Honda HR-V.


Entertaining Connectivity

Wanna keep the kids entertained on the open road? Or, maybe you’d like to avoid backed up traffic while driving to your vacation destination? Kia’s UVO system allows you to stream music, access your favorite apps, and even tap into an integrated navigation system with ease.


Innovative Safety

The Kia Niro offers tons of driver alert and other safety systems to help you avoid collisions before they happen, like a Forward Collision Warning System and Blind-Spot Detection.


The 2017 Kia Niro is a good family car suited to the modern driver and their loved ones. Come to Bob Sight Kia and check it out today.


*All fuel economy numbers are based on EPA estimates and may vary.

2017 Kia Sportage’s Safety Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage

If you’re shopping for a new car, you want something that will keep you and your passengers safe. And, one of the easiest ways to make sure a car is working hard to protect its passengers is to check crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Recently, the 2017 Kia Sportage’s safety was put to the test and it earned a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the IIHS.

“The Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA, in a statement.  “We are especially proud to have our all-new Sportage earn that TSP+ rating in light of IIHS’ new, more challenging standards, validating the efforts of our engineers and the priority we place on safety.”

In order to receive this rating, the 2017 Sportage had to earn the top “good” rating in all five crash tests, including the difficult small overlap front. It also earned a “superior” rating for its front crash prevention system. Some of these advanced safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Take the 2017 Kia Sportage out for a test drive today at Bob Sight Kia and you’ll feel confident driving wherever you need to with the Sportage’s tried and true safety standards.