Kia’s largest vehicle earned the Top Safety Pick rating.
The Kia Telluride has proved it is not only an easy-to-drive, comfortable and dynamic model, but safe as well. After making the IIHS’s (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) independent crash tests, the large crossover got the Top Safety Pick rating, autoblog informs.
In almost every type of crash test, the Telluride earned the high “Good” rating. It received the highest “Superior” score for standard forward collision prevention, which provided adequate warning and prevented from colliding with a vehicle in front at speeds of up to 25 mph.
The Telluride could have earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating, but failed due to headlight performance. The halogen headlamps of a base model got the lowest “Poor” score, and the crossover’s LED headlights in a higher configuration are rated “Acceptable”.
For comparison, the Telluride’s main competitors, such as the Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe XL share the same Top Safety Pick rating. Only the Subaru Ascent has the best Top Safety Pick+.