Here at Executive Kia, we know that our customers are looking for safety when they’re shopping for a new car. Fortunately, we offer a variety of vehicles that have won top safety awards. The 2018 Kia Rio has become the latest to receive recognition for its safe engineering and driver assistance technologies. This subcompact car is a Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2018 Kia Rio has become the only car in its class to receive this award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To become a Top Safety Pick Plus, a car has to accomplish a few different things. It has to stand up to a battery of crash tests, including the typically tricky small overlap test. This new Kia model received the top rating of “Good” on most tests and an “Acceptable” rating on one of them.

A car doesn’t just need to perform well in a crash though. After all, a truly safe car helps you avoid an accident in the first place. That’s why cars are subject to two more evaluations. The 2018 Kia Rio also had to show that its forward collision prevention system could help a driver avoid an accident. It received top marks from IIHS testers. It’s a standard feature on the EX trim. The new Kia Rio also had to show that its updated headlights could pass the high standards of the IIHS. They did, with a “Good” rating. This small, safe car is the complete package.

If you’re in the market for a small car that you can depend on, visit our Kia dealership in CT. Whether you like the 2018 Kia Rio or another Kia model, we’re ready to help you out. We look forward to seeing you!