2019 Kia Stinger Earns ‘Top Safety Pick +’ Nod from IIHS
The 2019 Kia Stinger earned the highest safety rating given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS awarded a Top Safety Pick + to the Kia fastback equipped with the brand’s signature frontal crash system. The award gives Kia another TSP notch under its belt, which now has a total of 10 vehicles with either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick + rating this 2019.
The 2019 Stinger earned a ‘Good’ rating in six crashworthiness tests (frontal crash, side crash, roof strength, head restraints and seats, headlight evaluation, front crash prevention), and an ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ rating for models equipped with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and LED Headlight Projectors. During the IIHS tests, the Stinger successfully avoided collisions at 20 kph and 40 kph.
“No detail was too small to be obsessed over during the Stinger’s development process,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Kia Motors America. “Stinger was engineered to be the fastest and highest performing vehicle in Kia’s history, undergoing the company’s most intense R&D effort to date, but it also continues Kia’s tradition of offering advanced collision avoidance systems. Earning another TSP+ award is just one more piece of evidence demonstrating our commitment to ‘Give it Everything.'”
Aside from its effective frontal crash system, the Kia also comes with Driver Attention Warning and Lane Keeping Assist–the two latest additions to its Kia Drive Wise suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Driver Attention Warning is designed to help combat distracted or drowsy driving in certain conditions, while Lane Keeping Assist detects and monitors the vehicle’s intended lane.