Best New Kia Cars for Teens
As teenagers approach adulthood, a slew of expenses come into play. These include college, a first car and many others, and there might be a temptation to shave costs wherever possible. However, for the sake of personal safety, handing over the keys to the old family car or buying the cheapest stripped-down vehicle isn’t necessarily the best choice. The statistics are alarming: More 14- to 18-year-olds die in automobile accidents than any other cause, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that about 50 percent of teens who experience car crashes die.
Some types of vehicles, such as overpowered sports cars or oversized SUVs and trucks, are poor choices, because they go too fast and/or are hard to maneuver. Cars most appropriate for teens are affordable, do well in crash tests, come with important safety features, and provide easy handling and strong braking.
Kia is pleased to offer several excellent choices for starting prices under $25,000. One of the leading consumer magazines reports that the Kia Forte, Soul, and the non-turbo versions of Optima and Sportage are highly appropriate vehicles for teenagers. They offer structural safety features like Side-Impact Door Beams, Front and Rear Crumple Zones, and Impact-Absorbing Steering Column. Active safety systems include advanced Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Hill Start Assist Control, Brake Assist System and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System. The latest Kia models can include Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Parking Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control and Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as available Active Cruise Control, Forward-Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane-Departure Warning.
All these Kia models provide excellent handling, fuel economy, crash protection and reliability, backed by the famous Kia 10-year warranty.
We invite you and your teens to come by our Kia dealership and review our teen-appropriate vehicles. We have a large selection on premises and always deliver thoughtful customer service, so visit us today!