While the Kia brand is generally associated with bold design, advanced interior technology, and sporty handling, their focus on safety is also a key part of what makes Kia so great. The IIHS appears to have taken notice, and Kia now has more models rated with both Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus ratings than any other brand.

With a total of 12 Kia models making the list, Dover and Brattleboro VT drivers are all but guaranteed that your next Kia model will be a top safety pick.

The latest addition to the Kia lineup, the Kia Telluride earned a Top Safety Pick rating thanks to its advanced driver assistance technologies such as forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking, along with phenomenal crash test rating thanks to a high-strength frame and advanced airbag technology. With LED headlights the 2020 Telluride marks the 12th model in Kia’s lineup to be awarded by the IIHS.

Other models on the IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus lists include:

  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia K900
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Sedona
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Stinger

Whether you’re looking for an exciting sports car, a comfortable commuter, or an SUV for the whole family, you’ll be getting a safe and advanced vehicle that you can be confident in.

What Makes an IIHS Top Safety Pick?

To qualify for either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus distinctions, a vehicle must go through a series of crash tests as well as bench tests for technology performance aimed at crash prevention. The crash tests include front, front overlap, side, and roof strength testing to ensure protection in all directions. Bench tests will test the effectiveness of the automatic emergency braking system at a series of speeds to determine how likely the system is to predictable reduce or avoid an impact.

Visit Our Dealership Today!

To take any of these IIHS-awarded Kia models for a test drive, Athol and Greenfield MA drivers are invited to visit Fairfield Kia in Keene.

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