How Safe is the 2023 Kia Seltos?

March 24th, 2023 by

2023 Kia Seltos driving on highway
When searching for your next reliable SUV for your Federal Way drives, you may land on the 2023 Kia Seltos. With plenty of passenger space, cargo room, and modern technology features to enhance every drive, the Seltos stands out as a capable vehicle for your next adventure. But, some drivers may be wondering: how safe is the 2023 Kia Seltos? In this guide, Sunset Kia of Auburn breaks down the 2023 Kia Seltos safety ratings from two major vehicle safety organizations, as well as the many safety features available in the Seltos lineup. Read on to get all the information you need to choose your next safe, dependable Kia SUV.


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2023 Kia Seltos Safety Rating: IIHS

The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is an organization that performs several crash tests on every vehicle they rate, as well as puts the safety features available for the vehicle to the test. The 2023 Kia Seltos safety rating from the IIHS is as follows:


  • Small overlap front, driver, and passenger side: Good
  • Moderate overlap front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof strength: Good
  • Head restraints and seats: Good

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Headlights: Varies by Trim/Option
  • Front Crash Prevention (Vehicle-to-Vehicle): Superior
  • Front Crash Prevention (Vehicle-to-Pedestrian-Day): Superior

Seat Belts & Child Restraints

  • Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease Of Use: Acceptable

2023 Kia Seltos Safety Rating: NHTSA

The NHTSA, or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is an organization within the U.S. Department of Transportation that rates cars on a five-star scale based on standardized crash tests. The NHTSA 2023 Kia Seltos safety ratings are below:

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

2023 Kia Seltos Safety Features

Part of the reason the Kia Seltos safety ratings are so high is because of the wide range of safety features available across the lineup. When you choose a new Kia Seltos for your drives through Sumner and Puyallup, you can find available Kia Drive Wise safety features such as:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Cyclist Detection
  • Rear Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Safe Exit Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Rearview Monitor
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Downhill Brake Control
  • High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

Explore the Kia Seltos Safety Features at Sunset Kia of Auburn!

Stay safe on the Auburn roads when you choose a 2023 Kia Seltos! Reach out to Sunset Kia of Auburn online or on the phone at (253) 891-6675 to set up a test drive of the reliable 2023 Seltos. If you’d like to learn more about the Seltos before stopping in, check out our Kia Research Hub, where you’ll find up-to-date information about all your favorite Kia models. No matter which Kia you end up choosing, Sunset Kia of Auburn is happy to put you behind the wheel in Auburn!


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