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.

Kia Models Earn J.D. Power Awards

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Every year, J.D. Power releases its Initial Quality Study (IQS). With this year’s results, Kia came away with five segment awards—the most of any brand in the study. The Soul, Forte, Cadenza, Niro, and Sorento all drove away with the top award in their respective segments. Additionally, both the Optima and Sportage finished second in their classes.

Kia’s crossover lineup performed exceptionally well in this study. The Soul is the “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality, 3 Years in a Row,”1 while the Sorento was named “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 Years in a Row”2. Even the all-new Niro hybrid was recognized as the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality”3.

 

As for Kia’s sedans, the Forte and Cadenza both were placed at the top of their segments. The Forte was named the “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality”4 and the full-size Cadenza was the “Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality”5.

In addition to these individual awards, the overall Kia brand performed very well in the study. Kia finished with a score of 72 problems per 100 vehicles, which is thelowest number of problems for the brand within the last 20 years.

If you would like to give any of these award-winning Kia models a try, stop by Bob Sight Kia for a test drive today.

1The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

2The Kia Sorento received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among midsize SUVs in the J.D. Power 2015 and 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

3The Kia Niro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

4The Kia Forte received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

5The Kia Cadenza received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among large cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

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Things to Do in Kansas City, Missouri

So you’ve just bought a Certified Pre-Owned Kia vehicle from Bob Sight Kia—or you’re planning to soon—and you want to know what to do with all the extra money you’re saving by not buying a brand new car. Now that you’ve got some extra cash to spare, here are some awesome things to do in the Kansas City area that will make your wallet and your heart a little lighter.

What better way to spend your money than on food? Kansas City offers a range of food tours exploring the city’s culinary world, going from neighborhood to neighborhood to experience its many unique eats. Plus, you get a tour of the city and its culture as well!

Before you go to dinner, though, spend a few hours at the incredible SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, which is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures and includes an Interactive Touch Pool experience. This is a great place to take your kids, and so is the Kansas City Zoo, where you can see over 1,300 species of animals.

For a more refined evening, take yourself out to the Starlight Theater, one of only three self-producing outdoor theaters left in the entire US. They put on plays and musicals as well as host concerts. There’s always something to do in Kansas City—check out this list for even more fun things to do!

Kia’s Autonomous Concepts at SEMA

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Automakers from around the globe are hard at work creating the next generation of vehicles, many of which will feature some form of autonomous technology. Kia is getting the jump on the competition with its concepts. Kia’s autonomous concepts debuted at the 2016 SEMA aftermarket auto parts show, giving drivers a closer look at what to expect from the South Korean brand in the years to come.

Each concept vehicle boasted its own specific theme, much to the pleasure of attendees.

The Kia Niro hybrid came equipped with necessary items for a triathlete. The Kia Sedona boasted a School of Rock theme that put emphasis on music education. The Kia Sorento Gondola brought everything a skier needs. The Kia Soul First Class came designed for urban youth. The Kia Telluride luxury SUV concept rounded out the list.

That’s great and all, but how is it autonomous, you ask?

Well, Kia wasn’t aiming to show off its actual technology. Each of the vehicles gave some insight as to what passengers could do in an autonomous vehicle.

The Sedona, for example, looked like a rolling recording studio while the Sorento had treads rather than wheels and a bedliner-spray interior to protect from salt and water.

All in all, we here at Bob Sight Kia are happy to see Kia taking a different perspective on autonomous technology!