2017 Kia Sorento Comes Out on Top for Safety

The 2017 Kia Sorento is impressive in terms of the road and in terms of the awards it has received. Most recent and notable is the Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This highly coveted award is extremely difficult to get, which reassures those in the Sorento that they have one of the best and top-of-the-line vehicles on the market. You can get the 2017 Kia Sorento here at Wallace Kia of Bristol in Bristol, TN. We proudly serve the Johnson City, TN, Walnut Hill, TN, and Hudson Valley, TN. 

The Background Behind the Honor
If safety is important to you, look no further than the 2017 Kia Sorento equipped with front-crash protection. It recently earned the coveted Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), under new and stringent rules, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To qualify for this award, the IIHS has laid out five crashworthiness tests- small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraint. The vehicle must receive “good” ratings as well as an “advanced” rating for front crash prevention. Orth Hedrick, vice president/product planning, KMA, said, “We are proud that the Sorento received strong ratings across the board, and having earned the prestigious TSP+ award bolsters our strong safety record and the integrity of our products.”

New Technology Along with Safety
The 2017 Kia Sorento comes equipped with new technology such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay®. It also offers two new packages- the Advanced Touring Package and Advanced Technology Package. The Sorento also offers an advanced AWD system that automatically routes power to the wheel with the most traction, in case of bad weather. 

Driver Assistance Systems Aplenty
According to the Kia website, the 2017 Kia Sorento is available with a vast selection of driver-assistance systems to fit your needs, including advanced smart cruise control, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). In terms of lighting your way, there are also HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) technology, high-beam assist, and rear parking assist. They are not substitutes for safe and careful driving, but they definitely help!

If you’re in the market for a new 2017 Kia Sorento, or Kia vehicles in general, visit us here at Wallace Kia of Bristol, TN. Serving Bristol, TN for over 50 years, we here at Wallace Kia of Bristol have created a dealership environment that puts the customer first and provides top-of-the-line customer service. Whether you browse our inventory online or in person, you’re sure to find the perfect Kia here at Wallace Kia of Bristol!

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