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.
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.