Kia Safety

Kia Safety

Advanced technology to protect the driver and passengers on all roads and under all circumstances. Kia’s Research and Development Center is a world leader in developing tests and cutting-edge technologies such as ABS, EBD and VDC that safely protect people from any situation that may occur on the road. The automotive world has recognized and awarded Kia’s tireless efforts to provide such high levels of safety…

Kia Sorento – IIHS Top Safety Pick 2015
Kia Sedona – IIHS Top Safety Pick 2015
Kia Sportage – 2015 JD Power: Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality
Kia Soul – 2015 ALG Residual Value Award
Kia Rio – 2015 L’Annuel de l’automobile – Meilleure de sa categorie
Kia Forte – 2015 L’Annuel de l’automobile – Meilleure de sa categorie
Kia Rondo – 2015 L’Annuel de l’automobile – Meilleure de sa categorie

Kia also has some exciting new improved safety technologies like warning systems that give you another set of eyes on the road:

  • Advanced warning systems
  • Smart Cruise
  • Smart power lift gate
  • Brake assist system
  • Electronic stability control
  • Vehicle stability management system helping to enhance driver control.
  • Rear View Camera
  • Ultra High Strength Steel throughout its structure
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind Spot Detection system
  • Heated power side-view mirrors.
  • Standard 6 air bags


ABS (anti-lock braking system) shortens braking distance and secures control of the car while driving on slippery roads. EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) automatically optimizes the distribution of braking power between the front and rear wheels in relation to changes in car weight. TCS (traction control system) prevents the wheels from slipping when moving from a stationary position or maximizes the vehicle’s accelerating and climbing abilities. BAS (brake assist system) instantly increases braking power in an emergency situation to shorten the braking distance. VDC (vehicle dynamic control) actively controls the engine torque and brakes during sudden turns and stops to secure stability of the car. These are just some of the technologies that are connected to driving safety. Studies are also being conducted into preventative safety measures.

Kia Active Safety Technology

Our top priority is developing vehicles that offer greater protection for passengers. In addition to satisfying all of the particular crash safety requirements of various regions around the world, we also received top marks in new car assessments by prominent safety institutions of those regions.

Computer simulation
We use vehicle crash analysis to predict a car’s crash safety performance from the initial stage of development to ensure that we reach our safety objective in an efficient manner. Diverse accident and vehicle conditions are recreated through a computer, using car body and passenger protection device analyses to deliver unrivaled specifications and safety performance.

Actual crash test
Vehicles that have undergone computer simulation are put through an actual crash test to confirm their safety performance. Diverse crash possibilities are enacted, including frontal, side, rear, frontal offset, car-to-car and car-to-pole crashes. Our high tech safety technologies are proven through such actual collisions to ensure the development of safe vehicles.

Kia Passive Safety Technology

With numerous awards under its belt it is no surprise that Kia ranks so high on the safety scale. All of their vehicles are designed to protect and give you peace of mind every time you drive!