Getting a vehicle for your teenage is a big decision. There are so many factors to consider, but the most important factor is safety. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for 14 to 18-year-olds, so picking a safe vehicle is absolutely essential. But which is the perfect vehicle for your new driver? Well, that’s not an easy question, and there isn’t exactly a “right answer.” Fortunately, Consumer Reports put together a list of the ‘Best New Cars For Teens.’ And while it’s no surprise to us, you may not have expected to see four Kia models among their top picks. Keep reading to find out more about the best Kia models for teenage drivers!
Kia Forte, Optima, Soul, and Sportage named ‘Best New Cars For Teens’ by Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports didn’t include any large SUVs or trucks on their list because they offer seating to many passengers, and they didn’t include any sports cars or turbo engines because of their high power and speed ability. Consumer Reports recommends newer models because they often have better crash test ratings and more safety features.
- 2017 Kia Forte
- The 2017 Kia Forte is the perfect compact car. You’ll get so much for Kia’s legendary budget price. Advanced driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Dynamic Bending Light are newly available in the Kia Forte.
- 2017 Kia Optima
- The 2017 Kia Optima is the perfect car for young drivers. Choose a trim level with the 2.4-liter GDI engine and you’ll get up to 36 highway mpg. The 2017 Optima features new standard and available safety features. Lower trim levels now offer some of the best safety technology from Kia, including LED dual-project headlights with Dynamic Bending Light and High-Beam Assist.
- 2017 Kia Soul
- The 2017 Kia Soul is a sleek and capable small SUV. The Soul’s unique design is attractive and allows drivers extra cargo space. The base model Soul boasts up to 30 highway mpg and steering-wheel-mounted controls. With the Plus Primo Package, you’ll get Smart Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
- 2017 Kia Sportage
- The 2017 Kia Sportage is a small and sporty SUV that offers drivers a lot of cargo capacity and a fuel efficient engine. The base model 2017 Sportage offers standard LED Daytime Running Lights, Driver Mode Select (Normal, Sport and ECO modes) and rear-camera display. Go beyond the base model and grab the optional Blind Spot Detect System with Lane Change Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection System.
For more information about these or any Kia model, stop into Concord Kia of Concord, California to talk to a member of our knowledgeable team. Schedule a test drive today! Once you get behind the wheel of a new Kia, you’ll never want to drive anything else!