2020 Kia Soul Earns Top Safety Pick Plus from IIHS
The 2020 Kia Soul has earned Top Safety Pick Plus from the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TSP+ award was given to Soul models with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist systems and LED headlights. The Soul’s new accolade brings the total number of Kia vehicles with 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus ratings to 11 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ rating, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests – driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint – as well as an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “Good” headlight rating. The Soul earned “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, and a “Superior” rating for the optional front crash prevention systems, which helped it avoid collisions in the IIHS’s 12-mph and 25-mph track tests. The “Good” rating for the headlights applies to LED projector headlights only.
For 2020, the Soul continues to transcend unmatched style, peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality. With a versatile lineup that includes the LX, S, X-line, GT-Line, EX, GT Turbo, and Soul EV, there’s truly a Soul for everyone.