What is the 2023 Kia Soul Safety Rating?

May 8th, 2023 by

2023 Kia Soul Parked on the Street

When you’re looking for a small crossover in Sumner that provides fuel economy, a spacious cabin, and distinctive style, you’ll likely look at the unique 2023 Kia Soul. But utility isn’t the only factor to take into consideration while searching for your next vehicle. Safety in any crossover is paramount, as you’ll likely be bringing friends and family along for the ride. Learn more about how the Kia Soul has been rated by two of the most reputable driver safety organizations, as well as all the Kia safety features available in the Soul, with Sunset Kia of Auburn.


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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that performs several crash tests for most car models on the market. See the IIHS’s Kia Soul safety ratings below to see how the 2023 Soul faired, on a scale of Poor to Good:


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

Seat Belts & Child Restraints

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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The NHTSA, or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is another reputable organization known for providing comprehensive crash-test ratings to uphold safety standards or issue recalls. The NHTSA uses a five-star rating system and gave the Kia Soul these safety ratings:

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

Kia Soul Safety Features

One of the main reasons that Kia safety ratings tend to be so high is because of the wide range of safety features available on each Kia model. The Kia Soul is no exception, offering available safety features to keep you safe on your Puyallup drives, such as:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning & Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • And More!

Learn More About Kia Safety Ratings at Sunset Kia of Auburn!

Drive with confidence on the Federal Way roads when you get behind the wheel of a 2023 Kia Soul! Reach out to Sunset Kia of Auburn to set up a test drive in Auburn, and our team will go over all the available safety features in the 2023 Soul lineup. Interested in learning more about different Kia models’ safety ratings? Check out our guide on the 2023 Kia Sportage safety ratings and get all the info you need to feel confident in a Kia.


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