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.

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.