The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its highest designation possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Cadenza, when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Defined by its luxurious refinements, expressive styling, advanced technology and refined powertrain, the Cadenza joins a growing number of Kia vehicles that have earned the TSP+ rating.
To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS mandates that each vehicle earns “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” headlight rating.
The 2017 Cadenza offers a suite of available driver assistance systems such as Kia’s first application of Smart Blind Spot Detection System, which is designed to sense unintentional drifting toward a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot and, in certain situations, can automatically brake the opposite side front wheel to help maintain the vehicle’s intended course.
Advanced Smart Cruise Control, a Forward Collision Warning System1, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and a Lane Departure Warning System1 are also available.
For improved durability and reduced NVH, the Cadenza is built upon a strong foundation with a body structure composed of more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) — more than twice the amount used in the previous model.
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