2018 Kia Niro Top Safety Pick Ratings and Features
With small hybrid SUVs being a popular choice for family-oriented drivers, safety is a top priority. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent nonprofit organization that rates vehicles based on their safety. These ratings are determined through a series of tests and simulated crash data analysis. Continue reading to learn more about 2018 Kia Niro top safety pick ratings and features.
The 2018 Kia Niro received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). The 2018 Niro received crashworthiness ratings of “Good” in all possible categories: Small overlap frontal collisions, moderate overlap frontal collisions, side collisions, roof strength, and head/seat restraints.
2018 Kia Niro Driver Assistance & Safety Features
The 2018 Kia Niro offers multiple safety and driver assistance features designed to keep drivers and their passengers safe and secure. An available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) uses a front-facing radar and alarms the driver using audio and visual warnings if it detects a potential collision. Also available is the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB), which applies breaks independent of the driver’s input during crisis situations to minimize damage. The optional Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) automatically applies corrective steering input if it detects the driver drifting out of a lane.
Other features are dedicated to improving the driver’s situational awareness and visibility, including a Rear-Camera Display, Front & Rear Parking Assist System (FRPAS), Blind-Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). With these safety and driver assistance features, the 2018 Kia Niro is one of the safest options drivers have in the small hybrid SUV segment.
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