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Active safety features vs. passive safety features

The most important part of any vehicle is its safety. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, you should make sure the vehicle you’re in is as safe as possible. Driving is inherently dangerous, but modern technologies have made it safer than ever before. Automotive safety features can be active or passive. These features are vital to providing a safe ride, but how do they differ? Keep reading to learn more. 

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What is an active safety feature? 

Safety inclusions that are designed to prevent collisions and accidents altogether are considered to be active. Kia active safety features include blind spot monitoring, automatic braking, lane-keep assist, electronic stability control, and any other warning systems. When combined with attentive driving, these features help to avoid accidents and keep everyone in and out of your Kia safe. 

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What is a passive safety feature? front view of red kia stinger

While active features are put in place to stop accidents from happening, they aren’t ever going to be 100 percent effective. In the event that a collision does happen, passive safety features are intended to limit the damage. Sometimes, car accidents are just unavoidable. When that’s the case, you want to know that your car has the right technology to keep you as safe as possible. Passive Kia safety features include advanced airbags, front and rear crumple zones, and seatbelt pretensioners. In the worst-case scenario of your Kia being involved in an accident, these features will be there to provide protection to you and your family. 

Come down to Concord Kia to learn more about safety features and what comes available on our newest models. We hope to see you soon! 

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