Stylish South Korean fastback KIA Stinger was able to get a high safety rating from IIHS. This result was achieved in particular thanks to new LED fans.
The KIA Stinger has arrived on stage for the 2018 model year and will receive a number of updates for the 2022 model year version. Sometimes referred to as the “Poor Man’s Porsche Panamera,” the fastback body style and rear-wheel drive platform are some of its main strengths. Its 368 horsepower 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 continues to receive rave reviews.
The 2022 KIA Stinger earns the coveted Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), improving its Top Safety Pick rating last year with one new standard feature: LED headlights.
New cars often miss out on top marks due to the lack of standard LEDs. In addition, this year the Stinger scored “good” scores in all six crash test scores, specifically driver side overlap, front passenger side overlap, moderate front and side overlap, roof strength and head restraint tests. >
“The Stinger has revolutionized the way consumers view the KIA brand,” said Sean Yun, President and CEO of Kia North America. “This latest IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus reaffirms Kia’s relentless commitment to improvement and development and perfectly complements the highly regarded Stinger performance.”
In addition to LEDs, the updated Stinger range comes standard with a suite of Driver Wise assist systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. Forward Collision Assist is particularly distinguished for achieving a “higher” rating in vehicle assessments and, even better, an “advanced” score in a vehicle interconnection test. It remains unknown if the second generation Stinger is in development.