2018 Kia Niro Earned Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS with image of the Niro's high-strength steel body structure

Not only is it super-efficient, it’s also super safe!

2018 Kia Niro Earned Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS 

When it first debuted, the Kia Niro impressed drivers and editors alike with its incredible fuel efficiency.  But that’s not the only way the Niro stands out from competitors, it’s also designed with top-notch safety standards.  And recently, the 2018 Kia Niro earned Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

“[The Niro] receiving the highest possible safety rating from IIHS provides yet another reason why it should be the top choice for anyone shopping for a small hybrid SUV.” – Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA 

2018 Kia Niro with advanced airbag systemThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is considered to be one of the top sources for safety ratings and information on vehicles for drivers.  And the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus ratings from the IIHS are some of the most prestigious accolades for a new vehicle to earn as well.  These awards let drivers know which areas of the vehicle are designed the best with high standards for safety, as well as details on safety technologies that the vehicle is equipped with.  Some of the areas tested include side impact, head restraint, front crash prevention, roof strength and many others. 

The 2018 Kia Niro earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating by receiving exemplary marks in each of the tested areas.  In fact, the Niro receives the best rating possible when it is equipped with its available Forward Collision Warning System, Autonomous Emergency Braking System and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights.  By earning this award, Kia now has a total of nine 2018 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles. 

The 2018 Niro is built with a high-strength steel Iso-Structure™ body that uses patented techniques to enhance body integrity and rigidity.  Plus, the cabin is surrounded by an advanced airbag system and the front and rear crumple zones have been specially engineered for improved structural protection.  Each of the doors are also reinforced with steel beams that will further help absorb and deflect energy from an impact. 

If you are interested in the 2018 Kia Niro and would like to learn more about its available safety features, you can contact us online or by calling us at 833-210-3188. 

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