America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized the Kia Stinger as the top pick for safety attributes. The IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus goes to the Kia Stinger for its safety features such as the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (optional) and LED headlights. To date, Kia has won a total 10 top safety pick plus accolades.
Kia’s one and only 4-door sports car is loaded with a bunch of top-notch assistance systems or collision avoidance systems, for that matter.
Criterias for IIHS Top Safety Pick +
To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ award, 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 Stinger earned “Good” ratings for all six crashworthiness tests, and a “Superior” rating for the optional front crash prevention system, which helped it avoid collisions in the IIHS’s track tests. The “Good” rating for the headlights applies to the Stinger’s static LED projector headlights.
The Stinger was the first Kia to introduce two new available technologies to the Kia Drive Wise suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Driver Attention Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. Driver Attention Warning is designed to help combat distracted or drowsy driving in certain conditions. The system monitors a number of inputs from the vehicle and will sound a warning chime and display a graphic in the instrument binnacle that it’s time to take a break from driving if it detects inattentive driving practices. Lane Keeping Assist is designed to detect and monitor the vehicle’s intended lane and in certain situations, alert the driver with an audible warning along with providing steering input to help maintain the vehicle’s position.