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Just a few months ago, the 2020 Kia Telluride received a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), continuing to prove that this large SUV is as safe as it is luxurious. Speaking of which, the Kia Telluride also did a number on sales for Kia Motors, with the Telluride SUV making up the bulk of sales during its release in March 2019. We’re nearing the end of 2020, and the Kia Telluride continues to rake in the profits, and we know why. The audience for Kia Motors has been expanding in recent years, especially after the release of the Kia Stinger. These days, Kia has gained the attention of consumers who can treat themselves to an SUV selling for $40,000 or more.
Now keep in mind, that’s not the starting MSRP of the 2020 Kia Telluride. This large SUV starts at $31,690 (plus destination fee) for a bare bones LX trim. The price range doesn’t even break $40k until the high-end SX trim (four trims in total make up the Telluride lineup). So what does this all mean? When it comes to the 2020 Kia Telluride, consumers are opting in for all the goodies they can get, and why wouldn’t they?
According to a report from Cox Automotive, consumers are increasingly leaning towards high-end trims or mid-end trims with the option of adding on various packages. Of course, who could say no to the 2020 Kia Telluride SX? Boasting a long list of technology and safety advancements, such as a panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather upholstery, automatic high-beam headlamps, 20-inch wheels, a Harman/Kardon stereo, a heated steering wheel, 10.25-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, parking distance warning for going forward and reverse, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, and much more.
A little over a year ago, Kia Motors was quickly becoming the safest car brand in America. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had previously rated eight Kia Motors models, each of which received either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick +, and other organizations like AMCI Global and U.S. News & World Report both recognized several Kia vehicles for their safety. Now in 2019, Kia Motors is once again has the most vehicles with a Top Safety Pick and/or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings from the IIHS that any other brand in the auto market with the addition of the 2020 Kia Telluride to the lineup.
“We are extremely proud of this significant achievement…We constantly strive to build the best quality and safest vehicles possible and being the automaker with the most TSP and TSP+ ratings is ultimately gratifying.” – Orth Hedrick, Executive Director, Car Planning & Technology, Kia Motors America
Quickly following the 2020 Kia Soul received a Top Safety Pick Plus award from the IIHS, the 2020 Kia Telluride also recently got its gold. The newest distinction between the large 2020 Kia Telluride SUV and other vehicles comes from the ratings it received during IIHS crash tests. As we have discussed in the past, the IIHS evaluates the safety of a vehicle based on crash avoidance and mitigation with six tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, each side, roof strength, and head restraints. IIHS also tests for crash-prevention and provides a headlight rating.
Back in 2018, Kia Motors was quickly becoming the safest car brand in America, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A little over a year ago, eight Kia Motors vehicles received a “Top Safety Pick” or “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with a range of vehicles receiving their merits. Among them was the 2018 Kia Soul compact car, having received “Top Safety Pick+” rating. Now in 2019, the completely redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has also earned Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) status.
Let’s have a quick refresh on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. The IIHS is a trusted organization for rating vehicle safety. Known for their intense impact crash-simulations that test a vehicle on a variety of circumstances, the IIHS is able to evaluate the safety of a vehicle based on crash avoidance and mitigation. The IIHS puts all new vehicles through the five following tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.
It’s been a while since any good news about the Kia Stinger came out. The award-winning sports car had a limited edition come out, the Special Limited Edition Stinger GTS, but other than that, the Kia Telluride has been taking the spotlight. Well, we’ve got good news. The 2019 Kia Stinger just received a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Kia Motors has been improving safety standards for a while now, and with the Kia Stinger being one of the first Kia models to introduce their Kia Drive Wise suite, this is a sports car that’s as safe to drive as it is fun.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
If unfamiliar with the name, the IIHS is a trusted organization known rating vehicle safety by putting vehicles through five impact-crash simulations designed to test a variety of safety standards and situations. There is a total of six tests that the IIHS conducts for rating safety in crash avoidance and mitigation – small overlap front tests for the driver and passenger sides, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. In addition to how well a vehicle performs in these simulations, the technology provided by the automaker is also taken into account.
Earlier in 2018, we learned that Kia Motors is quickly becoming the safest car brand in America thanks to studies from U.S. News & World Report, AMCI Global, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS named eight Kia Motors vehicles for Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus, but had some special focus on the 2019 Kia Sorento. There sure is a lot to love about the Kia Sorento, one of which is its reliability, according to U.S. News & World Report. On the topic of reliability, another Kia Motors vehicle has been named by the IIHS – the 2018 Kia Rio.
U.S. News Names 2018 Kia Sorento
Yes, there is a lot of talk surrounding the many reasons to love the 2019 Kia Sorento, but with 2018 coming to a close, there is still a focus on 2018 model year vehicles and plenty of time for awards. U.S. News & World Report is a respected piece of literature, recognized as a leader of news and information across multiple industries, including college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and automobiles. With a network that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis on a multitude of subjects, automotive being one of them, U.S. News & World Report is a name many consumers should become familiar with.