Kia has recently earned a Top Safety Pick award for the new 2020 Kia Telluride from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Meeting the stringent criteria, the Forte, Sorento, Sportage, Soul and Stinger were also given Top Safety Pick ratings.
To qualify for a 2020 Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must have good ratings in each of the IIHS’ six crashworthiness evaluations. Vehicles must also have good or acceptable headlights as well as available front crash prevention that earns advanced or superior ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.
The Telluride received "good" ratings in all six of the institute’s crashworthiness tests and an "acceptable" rating for headlights.
"Kia is committed to building the safest vehicles possible," Michael Cole, president of Kia Motors America, said in a press release. "These six TSP ratings from IIHS reflect that commitment and reaffirms Kia's continued effort to strive for safety improvement and advancement in every model we produce."