Top Safety Rated Kia Models

2 years ago, Kia was named one of 2018’s Most Trusted Automotive Brands. Prior that – and after that too – Kia has consistently maintained top safety standards. We bring you specific Kia models with top safety ratings: Kia Rio. Kia Sorento. Kia Niro. Kia Optima. Kia Stinger. Kia Cadenza. Kia Soul. Kia Sportage. Kia Sedona. Kia Forte. These models are categorized in different top safety rating categories.

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IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranked the aforementioned Kia models safe based on these safety features: Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), high-intensity discharge headlights, LED Bi-Function Projection headlights, optional dynamic bending light, LED headlights with High Beam Assist, optional Bi-xenon headlights.

NHTSA Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, DC ranked these Kia models (Kia Forte, Optima, Sedona, Soul, Sportage) safe with an overall 5-star crash safety rating.

J.D. Power Rating

J.D. Power is a consumer ranking, from the individual owners of Kia. It ranked the Cadenza, Stinger & Sorento an above average 4/5 on reliability; issued the Niro a Small SUV award and issued the Soul a Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle award.

U.S. News & World Report

The United States News & World Report gave different awards across the aforementioned Kia models:

  • Cadenza: Best Large Car for Families (2018).
  • Stinger: #1 in Luxury Small Cars.
  • Rio: #2 in Subcompact Cars.
  • 2018 Soul (a double!): #1 in Compact Cars, Hatchbacks and Small Cars; Best Compact Car for the Money.
  • Sorento (a double too!): #1 in Best 3-Row SUV for the Money; #1 in Midsize SUVs.
  • Drivers’ Choice Awards

    The Kia Stinger was given a honorable mention in the Motorweek 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards.


    The North American International Auto Show in Detroit issued the Stinger an EyesOn Design for Production Car Design Excellence.

    For a car brand that prides itself on great production, beautiful aesthetics and safety while behind the wheel, these awards are recognition for the efforts Kia constantly puts into manufacturing road-worthy cars – and we are here for more.

    In these uncertain times, Route 23 Kia is still open to serve you great and safe cars by scheduling your meeting with a Sales Consultant, scheduling your test drive and/or a lease return. We are at work from 10am – 1pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday) on 1 Windbeam Road, Riverdale, NJ 07457. We also have an online vehicle purchasing option + home delivery available; call us on 855-303-3878. Stay safe with Kia.