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Driver Assist Features Make Kia Sportage Top Choice for Teen Drivers

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2018 Kia Sportage

Safety-conscious parents searching for a vehicle for their teen driver would be smart to check out the 2018 Kia Sportage, a compact SUV that ranks as the Best New SUV for Teens $25K to $30K, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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“It’s fantastic Sportage is rated best for teen drivers,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “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.

It’s the 2018 Sportage’s long list of available driver assist technologies that caught the attention of the editors. The pub’s writers Matt Rand and Kevin Linder point out that the EX trim plus the technology package will warrant your teen driver an impressive suite of safety features including forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane keep assist.

Kia’s UVO technology also impressed the editors.

“Worried parents will appreciate Kia’s UVO technology, which will send alerts to your phone if your teen keeps the Sportage out past a certain time of night or exceeds the speed or geographic boundaries you set,” report Rand and Linder.

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When equipped with the newly acceptable-rated HID headlights, Sportage models built after 2017, earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s label as a 2018 Top Safety Pick. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2018 Sportage a five-star overall crash test rating.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report