2017 Kia Sportage Receives Top Safety Pick+ From IIHS

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, Kia Sportage on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 8:44 pm
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2017 Sportage Safety Rating

The 2017 Kia Sportage was awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention. As of 2016, testing parameters were changed making the requirements more rigid which means earning this award shows Kia’s ongoing commitment to safety and their dedication to continuous improvement. The IIHS testing parameters now require each vehicle to 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 in order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick+.  

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2017 Sportage Safety Features

The 2017 Sportage is available with a wide range  of driving-assistance systems and safety features including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning system, blind spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and bi-HID headlights with dynamic bending light technology, high-beam assist and front and rear parking assist. The structure of the 2017 Sportage had been improved as well to increase safety, torsional rigidity has improved 39 percent and 51 percent of the Sportage’s body-in-white consists of advanced high strength steel, compared to the outgoing model’s 18 percent.

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Winning the Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS only reinstates the priority that Kia places on safety as well as their efforts in engineering and design to improve the structure of their vehicles. The 2017 Kia Sportage was already impressive with its advanced technology features, design and performance and now it just added the highly meticulous award from the IIHS. Come in to any of our three Moritz Kia locations to get more information on the 2017 Sportage and take it for a test drive to see all that is great about the 2017 Sportage for yourself.


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