When it comes to buying a new car, there are a lot of factors consumers look at – the features, the price, is it safe? With so many organizations out there reviewing vehicles and sharing tips with consumers online and in print, it’s gotten a little easier to go through the car buying process, but when it comes to getting a vehicle that is also safe, consumers trust two big names – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The latest news for a Kia Corp model deals with IIHS. Recently, the 2022 Stinger sport sedan received a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating, the organization’s highest honor.
To get as highly rated for safety as a TSP+, a vehicle needs to pass five crash tests that measure the safety of a vehicle in terms of crash avoidance and mitigation (ability to lessen the damage and/or injury to passengers). These five tests consist of driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint in the event of a crash. The performance for each test is given a rating of “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, or “Good”. Getting a “Good” rating for each test is one of the only ways to get a TSP+. Sometimes it depends on what features are included. The IIHS also checks for advanced automatic safety features that make the vehicle safer for everyone.
The 2022 Stinger, refreshed for the 2022 model year, earned a “Good” rating in all five tests, plus a “Superior” rating for the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation, as well as an advanced rating in the vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluation. This is thanks to the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist system in the 2022 Kia Stinger, a standard feature across the lineup. With the refresh for 2022, Kia Corp made numerous safety features standard in all models, not previously available in the past. These include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, cyclist, and junction turning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Follow Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and High Beam Assist. This earned it a TSP+ rating, with the implementation of standard LED headlights.
“The Stinger fundamentally changed the way consumers viewed the Kia brand…This latest Top Safety Pick Plus rating from IIHS validates Kia’s relentless pursuit of improvement and advancement, and perfectly complements the Stinger’s highly regarded performance capabilities.” – Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America, Kia America
When the Kia Stinger first came out, it flew off the shelves. A sports car from Kia? It was stylish, powerful, and the high-end trims came with plenty of safety features. Every GT we got at Miami Lakes Automall was sold that week. Every month, there was another award. Then, the excitement petered out a bit, so it was time to change things up a bit. This includes the addition of the 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition. Available in one of three colors – Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver – the Scorpion Special Edition adds a blacked-out fender garnish, side mirror caps, and darkened exhaust tips; body-colored rear spoiler; 19-inch black wheels; and a carbon fiber-pattern trim interior with the choice of Red Nappa Leather or Black Nappa Leather for the upholstery. Available only on the GT2 trim, the starting MSRP is RWD is $52,585 (plus destination fee), and $54,785 (plus destination fee) for AWD.Interested in the all-new 2022 Kia Stinger? Come find yours at Miami Lakes Automall Kia.