2018 Kia Niro Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

2018 Kia Niro parked in driveway

The 2018 Kia Niro recently received the highest safety rating, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

When equipped with the available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB), and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, the 2018 Kia Niro earned “Good” ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

2018 Niro Safety Rating Sets the Bar High for Kia

To qualify for the TSP+ rating, the Niro had to earn “Good” ratings in all six crashworthiness tests, an “Advanced” or “Superior” score for front crash prevention, and a “Good” score in headlight capabilities.

Kia representatives said they were both humbled and motivated by the IIHS award. William Freels, President of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), expressed that the TSP+ rating confirms their efforts to design and manufacture vehicles that meet or exceed the industry’s highest safety standards.

The available safety features that helped the 2018 Niro earn the IIHS TSP+ rating are designed to keep families safe during every drive, whether they’re carpooling to soccer practice or traveling across the country. The Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), for example, detects when the vehicle approaches another vehicle or a hazardous object on the route ahead, and helps the driver avoid a potential collision with audible and visual alerts.

Kia has packed the Niro with other available safety systems, including Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Park Assist System (PAS), and more.

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