2019 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Pick Plus for 2018

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Safety on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 8:52 pm
2019 Kia Sorento with an illustration of safety sensing technology

Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates most of the vehicles on the road in the United States for how well they protect drivers and passengers in a crash. This organization also notes how well vehicles help drivers avoid accidents. So what are the safest Kia vehicles for 2018? Not only did the 2019 Kia Sorento and three other models earn the elite Top Safety Pick Plus rating for 2018, but four other Kia models made it to 2018 Top Safety Pick.

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bold side view of the 2019 Kia Sorento in the snow

What are the safest Kia vehicles for 2018?

In order to earn a Top Safety Pick rating for 2018, vehicles had to get the top “Good” rating in five key crash tests that the IIHS performs, include front crash prevention technology that the organization rates “Advanced” or “Superior” and also have “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights. In order to receive the coveted IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick Plus rating, a vehicle needed to meet all these requirements (with only a “Good” rating being accepted for the headlight evaluation), as well as a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap front impact test. The Kia winners in each of these categories are listed below.

Kia Top Safety Picks

2018 Kia Cadenza
2018 Kia Sedona
2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Kia Sportag

Top Safety Pick+

2019 Kia Sorento
2018 Kia Forte (sedan)
2018 Kia Optima
2018 Kia Soul

side view of a 2018 Kia Soul Exclaim

This is an exceptionally strong safety showing in the Kia lineup, and we believe that this trend of delivering excellent safety ratings will continue. Models like the new 2019 Kia Optima are offering even more standard safety advantages, and technology is always advancing. If you would like to experience the security offered by a Kia vehicle in person in the Mobile AL and Pensacola FL area, contact Team Gunther Kia in Daphne AL today to schedule a test drive.