2018 Kia Soul and Sportage earn highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- Soul and Sportage receive good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests and a superior rating for optional front crash prevention
- Both vehicles received IIHS’s best available rating due to newly available headlights.
“Kia’s world-class lineup continues to earn quality, reliability and safety awards at an increasing rate and these IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus ratings for Soul and Sportage reflect Kia’s continuous improvement and effort to improve all aspects of safety,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA.
To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS testing parameters require a vehicle earn “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in headlight testing.