What is the Kia Soul Safety Rating?

February 22nd, 2019 by

White 2019 Kia Soul parked near mountains at sunset

The 2019 Kia Soul is one of the most popular vehicles in the Kia crossover and SUV lineup. The 2018 edition of this compact crossover received an excellent safety rating from the IIHS and this year earned an impressive rating from the NHTSA. Learn more about the Kia Soul safety ratings and features to find out why it is the right choice for your Astoria-area commute.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The 2019 Kia Soul received the following scores in NHTSA crash tests:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The 2019 Kia Soul is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, so you can trust that it’s a safe choice for your commutes to Longview. The Soul earned these ratings:


  • Small overlap front
    • Driver Side: Good
    • Passengers Side: Acceptable
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment)
  • Headlights: Good (with certain trims/options)

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease Of Use: Acceptable

2018 Kia Soul exterior with neon arrow lights around it

Important Safety Features

Advanced safety technologies and systems help to boost the Kia safety ratings. Some of the top safety features of the Kia Soul include:

  • Standard Rear Camera Display: This camera makes parallel parking on Seaside streets easier and safer.
  • Standard Airbags: Dual front advanced, front seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags add an extra level of protection.
  • Available Driver Assist Features: Choose from Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

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Along with its top safety ratings, the Kia Soul offers a versatile interior, front-wheel drivetrain, excellent mpg ratings, and first-class warranty coverage. Explore our new Kia Soul inventory, then contact us to schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership near Seaside today.  

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