What is the Kia Soul Safety Rating?

July 17th, 2019 by

2020 Kia Soul Safety
A reliable SUV like the 2020 Kia Soul can truly make your commute much more efficient and safe on Mascoutah and Smithton roads. That’s why the Kia Soul is receiving praise from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. From its incredible crash test ratings to its numerous dependable safety and driver assist features, you’ll want to learn more about the Kia Soul safety rating with Auffenberg Kia today!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

In the event of an accident, drivers want to know that their vehicle can keep them protected. When evaluated by the NHTSA, the Soul was awarded a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating, including:

  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

2020 Kia Souls Parked

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Kia Soul safety was also singled out by the IIHS by being named a Top Safety Pick+. During its crash test ratings, experts assessed various points of the vehicle and how safe you’ll be in the event of a collision. Drivers around Trenton will have peace of mind with these ratings:


  • Small overlap front
    • Driver Side: Good
    • Passengers Side: Acceptable
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment)
  • Headlights: Good (with certain trims/options)

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease Of Use: Acceptable

Notable Safety Features

It’s not just the Kia Soul’s ability to withstand the impact that has been praised by these reputable organizations, but also the advanced safety features and technologies that you’ll find inside the vehicle. Whether it’s an extra set of eyes to help you to back up, or a driver assist feature that keeps you alert of your driving habits, these features are designed to help you feel safe and become a better driver along the way:

  • Standard Rear Camera Display: Using the rearview camera, parallel parking on Shiloh streets is safer and more relaxed.
  • Standard Airbags: The cabin is protected by dual front advanced, front seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags.
  • Available Driver Assists: The Soul is available with Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

If you’re still doing your research and want to learn about other Kia safety ratings, take a look at what the Kia Sorento has to offer!

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With plenty of praise from the automotive industry’s top critics backed by impressive safety and driver assist features, the Kia Soul safety rating is one of the best on the market. Learn more about the Kia Soul accessories, interior features, and MPG rating to discover what else this great has to offer. Browse our inventory of new and used Kia Soul models for sale to find your favorite. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near New Baden and Mascoutah! Looking for something a bit more compact? Discover the ultra-safe and advanced Kia Optima interior with us today.

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