Kia is excited to announce that the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage has earned the highest designation possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Top Safety Pick Plus! Keep reading for more information.

To earn this award, vehicles must receive top scores in all five of the crashworthiness tests which include moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. They also must have driver assistance technologies integrated into the vehicle.

The all-new 2017 Kia Sportage comes with a wide variety of driver’s assistance technologies which include: Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Bi-HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light technology, high-beam assist, and front and rear parking assist. Kia has made significant improvements to the structure using Advanced High Strength Steel. The body-in-white is 51 percent made of the Advanced High Strength Steel.

“The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is one of the most recognized and respected organizations in the industry when it comes to evaluating vehicle safety, and as such, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA.  “We are especially proud to have our all-new Sportage earn that TSP+ rating in light of IIHS’ new, more challenging standards, validating the efforts of our engineers and the priority we place on safety.”

If you want to check out the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage for yourself come to Folsom Lake Kia near the El Dorado Hills, CA. We also have a variety of new and pre-owned Kia vehicles. Our sales representatives are available to show you the safety features on the 2017 Kia Sportage. We hope to see you soon!