Kia Stinger received maximum safety rating from IIHS

Kia Stinger received maximum safety rating from IIHS

May 30, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the new mid-size Kia sedan. As a result, Stinger earned the highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick +.

Kia Stinger is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6. It will provide 365 hp.

Kia Stinger comes with rear and all-wheel drive. The motor generates 255 hp The standard equipment is available in leather upholstery, heated front seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay synchronization systems, as well as intelligent keyless entry and keyless engine starting.

To receive the Top Safety Pick + award, the Kia Stinger received “good” marks in all six crash scenarios. The collision avoidance system was rated as “excellent.” Projection-type LED headlights have earned “good.” However, the basic version cannot qualify for the highest safety rating: standard halogen headlights are rated as “bad”. Interestingly, LED adaptive headlights also failed to earn a rating higher than “acceptable”, which deprives the versions equipped with this type of headlights with a safety rating of “Top Safety Pick +”.

According to the test results, Stinger joined the other representatives of the Kia lineup, which received a rating of “Top Safety Pick +”. It includes Forte, Niro, Optima and Sorento.

On the same platform with Stinger built Genesis G70. He was also awarded the II Safety Top Safety Pick + rating.