Here at Executive Kia, we know that many local drivers are searching for a safe new vehicle. The Kia models here on our lot in Wallingford, CT are designed to prevent accidents and protect you should anything happen with some of the latest safety technology on the market. Therefore, it’s really no surprise that some of our models just received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest honor for 2018.

To become an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, a vehicle has to meet some high standards. Just fifteen models made the list this year. Each of them needed to perform well in all crash tests, including the tricky small overlap front crash test. This evaluation has tripped up many cars in the past.

These vehicles also have to be available with headlights that receive a “Good” rating. For 2017 models, headlights just needed to be “Acceptable.” The IIHS also evaluated the passenger side of each vehicle more closely this year to make sure that automakers are paying just as much attention to that side of the car as they do to the driver’s side.

The first Kia model to make the cut was the 2018 Kia Forte sedan. This stylish, fuel-efficient model is the perfect car for your commute. It’s even spacious enough for a growing family. This sedan is available with useful tech and even luxury features, like heated front seats. The second Kia vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick Plus was the 2018 Kia Soul. This unique model is sure to turn some heads, and now you can hit the road with peace of mind, thanks to its available safety features and impeccable design.

If you’re in the market for a car that’s safe and dependable, visit our Kia car dealership near Branford. Our knowledgeable dealers will help you find a new or pre-owned model that you’ll love from our inventory of Kia cars for sale. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!