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Is the 2018 Kia Sportage a Great Vehicle for Teens?

What Makes the 2018 Kia Sportage Great for Teen Drivers?

Let’s be honest: we absolutely love teen movies. Some of our favorites are Clueless (as if!), Mean Girls, Heathers, She’s All That, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Grease, and many others. As much as we love these movies, there is one thing that is oftentimes extremely inaccurate, and that is the car. It seems like the main character, the person they have a crush on, or a rivaling character has a luxury or sports car. We always feel much better when the main character has a junky old car because that is much more realistic. As realistic as this is – and we can certainly attest that our first vehicles were junky hand-me-downs – this is not the best idea because those junky old cars are usually falling apart and lack the safety features that are extremely helpful for young and inexperienced drivers.

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2018 Kia Sportage Safety Features

Recently, U.S. News lauded the 2018 Kia Sportage as one of the best new SUVs for teens in the $25,000 to $30,000 price range. The media source loved the Sportage for its wide range of technology and driving assistance features that increase safety for teen drivers. Some of these features include:

  • Solid construction
  • Projector-beam headlights or available bi-xenon HID projector-beam headlights
  • Available dynamic bending light with auto leveling
  • Available high beam assist
  • Available LED lights
  • Extensive airbag systems
  • Roll-over sensor
  • 3-point seat belts
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
  • Brake Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Downhill Brake Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • And much more!

Thanks to all these features, the 2018 Kia Sportage earned a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA.

To learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage, please visit us here at Bridgewater Kia today!

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