2020 Kia Soul Earns Top Safety Pick


2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul Earns Top Safety Pick

After a crash test by IIHS, 2020 Kia Soul has been given the highest rating of Top Safety Pick + by the organization. This is a step up from the score of the previous model, which was simply a Top Safety Pick. The higher overall rating is attributed mainly to an improvement in the crash test results of the passenger-side small overlap. The 2020 Kia Soul now has a “Good” rating instead of 'Acceptable', as was the case with the previous model. The other crash test results also received a “Good” rating. To earn the top safety pick, a vehicle must have a “Good” rating in all the six crash tests. On top of this, a vehicle needs to earn either an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating when it comes to front-crash prevention technology and a “Good” for headlights. This is often the most challenging part. However, the 2020 Kia Soul has managed to earn the highest ratings possible in both categories.

For forward collision, the vehicle has also received a “Superior” rating thanks to the system’s ability to completely stop the car before a collision at speeds up to 25 mph. Here, it is important to keep in mind that only the S, EX, and GT-line models have automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. On the other hand, pedestrian detection is a feature that is available only on the turbocharged GT-line as a standard.

The LATCH anchor points for child seats also received an “Acceptable” rating, thanks to their ease of accessibility and use. Despite these high ratings, the halogen headlights, which are available in the lower trim levels, happened to receive a “Poor” rating. However, this is of little consequence and did not seem to affect the overall safety rating of the 2020 Kia Soul, as it still managed to earn the Top Safety Pick+ from the insurance-industry funded IIHS.

So if you are looking for a car that promises quality experience with every drive and a spectacular vehicle that will ensure the safety of you and your family, the 2020 Kia Soul definitely should be your top choice.


Source: Kia