As no stranger to being on top safety pick lists, Kia's are that much more desirable to own and its one category the Telluride should join soon once vehicle safety organizations like the IIHS and NHSTA get their hands on it.
Aside from the high-strength steel unibody design featured here and in recent Kia products, helping to win those safety awards, what should factor into the Tellurides overall safety assessment are some vehicle safety systems like vehicle stability management, downhill brake control, electronic stability control, electronic stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Then there's advanced active safety systems, giving the Telluride its competitive edge, that assist the driver with features like forward collision warning, driver attention warning, blind spot collision avoidance, lane departure warning, lane following assist, rear cross traffic collision avoidance, Kia's safe exit assist (SEA) and more.
Some of these safety features are exclusive to the Telluride compared all current Kia products and only found here within its segment.
In case you get into a collision, the Tellurides strong construction with usual passive safety systems like dual front airbags, side curtain airbags, overhead airbags and knee airbags will keep occupants safe in the event of a head-on collision or roll overs. Front seat-belt pretensioners also help to reduce injury during collisions.
Once NHTSA and IIHS results get published, we're hoping to gain insight on how it performs in the overall frontal crash test, overall side crash test and in rollovers. However, we're very confident the Telluride will score as well, if not better, than 2019 year models of the Forte, Niro, Optima and Sorento, all which have kept up with increasing IIHS requirements.