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2020 Kia Soul Aces IIHS Crash Tests with Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
2020 Kia Soul on wide stretch of road

2020 Kia Soul Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

The results are in for the 2020 Kia Soul’s IIHS crash test performance, and the all-new model graduates with high honors. The Kia crossover earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating – the organization’s highest rank. Read on to learn more about this award and what it means for 2020 Kia Soul drivers.

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About the Top Safety Pick Plus Designation

To qualify for the TSP+ designation, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in series of six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint.

The IIHS requires that all TSP+ awardees achieve a rating of “Advanced” or “Superior” for front-crash prevention technology, along with a rating of “Good” for headlights.

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2020 Kia Soul passenger space

2020 Kia Soul IIHS Crash Test Results

The TSP+ designation was awarded to 2020 Soul models that are equipped with the optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system and LED headlights.

The model satisfied all TSP+ requirements set forth by the IIHS, also going beyond with a “Superior” rating for its forward collision prevention technology. The optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system succeeded in helping avoid collisions in the IIHS’s 12-mph and 25-mph tests.

The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system comes standard on S, GT-Line and EX trim levels. On the GT-Line Turbo, drivers get upgraded to Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection. LED headlights come standard on GT-Line Turbo models but are also available on EX models.

The all-new Soul’s TSP+ rating tops the TSP rating earned by the previous-generation Soul, thanks mostly to an improved passenger-side small overlap crash test result. With its success, the 2020 Soul becomes the 11th Kia model to be honored with a 2019 TSP or TSP+ designation.

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