Kia Soul Safety Ratings
Safe things come in smaller packages—that might be the original adage, but it sure is true for the 2018 Kia Soul. In addition to the great powertrain offerings, high-tech infotainment system, and snazzy exterior, it features an array of safety features that are sure to please.
We all want to feel safe as drivers, so our team at Andy Mohr Kia created this safety ratings review to give 2018 Kia Soul buyers in the Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield areas a better idea of the safety features that are offered.
2018 Kia Soul Safety Ratings
The 2018 Kia Soul received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+. The comprehensive package of active and passive safety features helped the Soul earn these distinctions.
Active Safety Features
As automotive technology and safety features have become more intelligent over the years, the ability of cars to sense and prevent accidents has grown as well.
These are active safety features, which can help prevent or minimize the impact of a collision before it occurs.
The 2018 Kia Soul offers a range of active safety features that can help put your mind at ease when you’re on the road. They include:
- Autonomous Emergency Brake
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Smart Cruise Control
- Blind-Spot Detection System
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Rearview Camera
The available Autonomous Emergency Brake feature works in tandem with the available Forward Collision Warning system by alerting you to brake or independently applying the brakes when a frontal collision is imminent.
The available Smart Cruise Control feature uses a radar system to help you maintain safe distances from the cars ahead, while the available Lane Departure Warning System alerts you when you’re drifting from your lane.
All of these intelligent safety features act as a second set of eyes to help avoid accidents and lessen the impact of potential collisions.
Passive Safety Features
Passive safety features, on the other hand, focus on protecting passengers and limiting impact when an accident is happening.
These features include:
- Dual Front Advanced Airbags
- Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
- Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
- Side-Impact Door Beams
- Front and Rear Crumple Zones
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
The passive safety features listed here come standard on each Kia Soul trim level. The advanced front airbags use cutting-edge technology to detect the presence of passengers upon collision to control the amount of inflation to limit injuries.
The side-impact door beams are made with reinforced steel and are inserted in every door to absorb impact energy and deflect it. Some of this impact energy may be sent to the front and rear crumple zones, which are specially designed to absorb the impact energy to help preserve the passenger nooks.
Discover Everything the 2018 Kia Soul Has to Offer
All of these active and passive safety features help solidify the Kia Soul as one of the safest vehicles in its class. Now that you know why the Kia Soul has such great safety ratings, we encourage you to visit our showroom at Andy Mohr Kia, so we can show you the other great features the Soul has to offer.
If you’re shopping for a 2018 Kia Soul in the Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield areas, don’t hesitate to stop by our dealership or reach out to a member of our sales team.
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