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Kia Forte, Soul Improve on IIHS Crash Test

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Kia Forte, Soul Improve on IIHS Crash Test

Two of Kia’s compact cars fared better in crash tests for 2015 than they did in the previous model year.

The Forte and Soul models have both improved on the IIHS small overlap front test with the Soul earning a good rating, improving from its previous poor result. The Korean automaker improved the Soul’s structure for the 2015 model year and after earning good ratings in the four other crash tests, the 2015 Kia Soul is now an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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On the other hand, the Forte improved to a marginal rating as opposed to a poor rating earned in last year’s evaluation. Both vehicles received significant structural upgrades for the 2015 model year as a result of the poor crash test ratings.

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