Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Learn How Kia Drive Wise Can Keep You Safe on the Road

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
2020 Kia Optima dashboard, steering wheel and touchscreen display

What Technologies Come with Kia Drive Wise Safety Suite?

Every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, we all want to make sure our passengers and ourselves will be safe. The road can be unpredictable sometimes but, thankfully, now we count on different driver-assist features that act like an extra set of eyes. To provide added peace of mind, Kia equips its models with Kia Drive Wise, a suite of advanced safety features designed to prevent crashes and protect passengers from harm. But what technologies are included in Kia Drive Wise? Keep reading to find out the driver-assist features you can expect to find in your next Kia.


Eight driver-assist technologies are now available with Kia Drive Wise!

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Blind-Spot View Monitor as part of Kia Drive Wise

What technologies are included with Kia Drive Wise?

Kia Drive Wise comes standard on almost all 2020 Kia vehicles. Curious about what technologies are included with Kia Drive Wise? You have come to the right place! Check out the list below. There are some really great ones that we think you will appreciate!


2019 Kia Lineup Recognized for Top Safety by IIHS

Monday, December 31st, 2018
Red 2019 Kia Forte parked in front of a brick wall

The National Institute for Highway Safety’s annual safety awards are some of the most prestigious safety qualifications in the business. For 2019, the IIHS had tougher restrictions than in the past making earning their coveted Top Safety Pick Plus designation more difficult than ever. Five Kia models from the 2019 lineup received the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award putting Kia among the top three brands for overall IIHS safety awards for 2019. (more…)

When should I switch my child’s car seat from rear-facing to front-facing?

Monday, September 10th, 2018
family of four leaning out of car windows

Having trouble knowing when you should switch your child’s car seat from rear-facing to front-facing? Here are a few things you should know. (more…)

What safety technology features are in the 2018 Kia Soul?

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
2018 Kia Soul exterior front fascia and drivers side with man doing handstand on the right

If you are looking for a family vehicle, then at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how cool the car looks, or what great comfort features there are. There’s one thing that stands above the rest: safety. Taking preventative measures in case the car gets hit is very important for a family vehicle. So, how safe is the 2018 Kia Soul? We’re about to go into specifics, but in short; very. You can rest easy if you drive the Kia Soul, because there are plenty of safety features and driver-assist technologies that can potentially help keep you and your family safe. Let’s find out what they are. (more…)

What safety technologies does the 2019 Kia Forte have?

Monday, June 11th, 2018
2019 Kia Forte exterior front fascia and driver side on cliff with water below

If you are looking for a family sedan, the 2019 Kia Forte is a solid option. It has plenty of safety features that make it a very safe car to drive. But don’t take our word for it; take a look at it yourself. (more…)

What are the available safety features of the 2019 Kia Sedona?

Monday, May 21st, 2018
2019 Kia Sedona exterior front fascia and drivers side parked in front of glass window building

When it comes to available safety features in a minivan, the competition is pretty tough. But, the 2019 Kia Sedona is fully capable of standing toe to toe with its competitors with all of the safety features that this 2019 model has to offer. (more…)

See why Kia is one of the safest automakers

Friday, April 27th, 2018
black 2018 Kia Optima front side view

Which 2018 Kia Models are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

Recently, the IIHS officially named their picks for IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ for the 2018 model year. In recent years, the IIHS has been known as the premier association for vehicle safety, meaning that if the IIHS awards a vehicle with Top Safety Pick, it means that the vehicle is the best of the best when it comes to safety, both for preventing accidents and preventing damage from accidents. Of all the vehicles from all major automakers, only 47 vehicles qualify for Top Safety Pick and 15 vehicles qualify for Top Safety Pick+. But what are the criteria for each of these awards? And which 2018 Kia models are IIHS Top Safety Picks? Continue reading to find out more. (more…)

Standard and available Forte safety technology

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
2018 Kia Forte white side view

2018 Kia Forte safety features

You want to buy a compact car like the Forte, but what about safety? You’re a sensible person, and the safety of your next car is likely just as important as its standard features or specs. Allows us to set your mind at ease as we go over many of the 2018 Kia Forte safety features. You might be surprised at how much the new Kia Forte is looking out for you. (more…)

2018 Sorento earns Top Safety Pick Plus rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
White 2018 Kia Sorento Front and Side Exterior on Coast Highway

2018 Kia Sorento Safety Rating and Driver Assist Features

The 2018 Kia Sorento has earned the best possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 2018 Kia Sorento models built after May 2017 and equipped with newly acceptable-rated headlights offered on the SX Limited and the SX with Advanced Technology package are now officially rated as a Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS.  Continue reading for the 2018 Kia Sorento safety rating and driver assist features. 

“Kia’s commitment to building durable, capable vehicles is underscored by Sorento receiving this tremendous safety accolade,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “The highest possible safety rating from IIHS for Sorento bookends the recent J.D. Power Initial Quality award.”