2018 Kia Sportage Named Best New SUV for Teens with image of a Sportage with Parking Assist feature

Keep your teen safe behind the wheel with a Kia Sportage

2018 Kia Sportage Named Best New SUV for Teens 

Recently, the 2018 Kia Sportage was named Best New SUV for Teens by U.S. News & World Report due to its advanced safety features.  Designed with families in mind, there is plenty to love about the Sportage and how it can cater to your teen’s needs. 

“The Sportage should be at the top of your list if you want to buy a safe and dependable SUV for your teenage driver.” – Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report 

2018 Kia Sportage with Kia Drive Wise technologiesThe editors at U.S. News & World Report all agreed that the 2018 Kia Sportage is the Best New SUV for Teens with an affordable starting MSRP between $25k and $30k.  The biggest reasoning for the Sportage is the available Kia Drive Wise suite of driver-assistive technologies that the compact SUV can have equipped.  This includes blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert.  Another big advantage to the 2018 Sportage is its Kia UVO technology which can allow parents to receive reports on whether the young driver is out past curfew or speeds or goes beyond the geographic boundaries that they set. 

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Plus, the Sportage has been built with Advanced High-Strength Steel Iso-Structure™ body that features excellent rigidity and integrity.  Then, the cabin is surrounded by airbags that are controlled by an advanced sensor system for a quicker response time.  And for better control while on the road, the Sportage benefits from Downhill Brake Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Brake Assist System.  Overall, the safety systems of the 2018 Sportage led to it also being awarded with a 5-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association and a 2018 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

“Young and new drivers face many challenges on the road and we’re pleased Sportage offers the right combination of technology, safety ratings and reliability to be rated best in class by U.S. News & World Report.” – Orth Hendrick, vice president, product planning, KMA

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