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Which 2020 Kia Models are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

How To: Discovering Which 2020 Kia Models are IIHS Top Safety Picks

Are you searching for a new Kia vehicle that offers excellent safety ratings? Then you should find out how to learn which Kia models are the safest. The easiest way to find out which Kia models are very safe is by checking the IIHS website. Currently, six 2020 Kia models have been named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS. Today, the staff here at Kia of Irvine will walk you through how the 2020 Kia models received this honor!

Necessary Requirements for Kia Models to be Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Each Kia vehicle must meet a few necessary requirements in order for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to name them Top Safety Picks. Kia models need to receive available front crash prevention evaluation results of “Advanced” or “Superior” for the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-passenger evaluations. Kia models also need “Acceptable” or “Good” headlights and “Good” ratings in the following tests:

  • Driver-Side Small Overlap Front
  • Passenger-Side Small Overlap Front
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Head Restraint
Exterior view of a red 2020 Kia Soul
Exterior view of a red 2020 Kia Sorento

Six 2020 Kia Models Achieved IIHS Top Safety Pick Requirements

Now that you understand what requirements models need to meet to be named Top Safety Picks, we can identify the six vehicles that received the honor. The six Kia models honored for the 2020 model year include:

The President of Kia Motors America, Michael Cole, had the following to say about the Kia vehicles named IIHS Top Safety Picks:

“Kia is committed to building the safest vehicles possible. These six TSP ratings from IIHS reflect that commitment and reaffirms Kia’s continued effort to strive for safety improvement and advancement in every model we produce.”


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