US’ IIHS just published the crash test safety ratings of the 2017 Kia Cadenza luxury sedan.
When buying a car, safety is one of the most important things to keep in mind, which may explain why Kia vehicles are now in such high demand.
The Kia line-up consistently excels in crash tests in both Europe and North America, landing top safety ratings across the board.
The latest model to achieve top safety ratings from the IIHS in the US is the Cadenza, so let’s look at the 2017 Kia Cadenza crash tests to see how it performed.
Kia Cadenza scores top safety rating
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed the testing of the Cadenza, and have named it as one of the safest vehicles out there.
The 2017 Cadenza received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, which is an award that is only given to vehicles that perform well in all the major tests.
These safety tests include forward crash mitigation, standard tests, and headlight examinations.
This round of tests signaled the first time that the Kia premium sedan had undergone the small overlap front protection test, which mimics the situation where the driver-side corner of the vehicle comes into contact with an object or another vehicle.
In that test, the driver space of the vehicle remained well maintained, with intrusion at the brake pedal coming in at 4 inches.
The safety belts and airbags did the job, ensuring that the movement of the dummy was minimal, which would translate to minimal injures to a drive in such a collision.
The front crash prevention system also performed well, preventing collisions in tracks tests at 12 mph and 25 mph.
Safety features of Kia Cadenza 2017
The all-new Cadenza is literally brimming with safety features.
It all begins with a solid foundation, which comes in the form of the body, which is made of more than 50% of advanced high strength steel. That’s roughly double the amount used in the previous model.
The side body panels use tensile strength steel to offer better dent resistance.
The Cadenza engineers also employed hot-stamped components, a structural adhesive, and a 35% increase in structural stiffness to help improve driving dynamics.
The chassis was made lighter by using aluminum in certain areas of the vehicle, while increasing the size of the brushings on the subframes in front and back helped with lateral stiffness and improved NVH numbers.
Cadenza knee airbag
There are a lot of airbags featured in the 2017 Cadenza, with the final number coming in at 9, which includes the driver’s side knee airbag.
There are several driver assistance features to be found in the Cadenza, such as Froward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality.
This will also be the first time that Kia have used the Blind Spot Detection system in one of their vehicles.
The system helps prevent the vehicle from drifting towards an adjacent vehicle by braking on the opposite side to keep the car on course.
Latest Kia Cadenza safety ratings prove that this car is more than just a pretty face.
If you are looking for a luxurious ride that is among the safest on the market, look no further than the fully redesigned Cadenza premium sedan.