Two Kia vehicles have been named top picks for teens by the U.S. News & World Report in August of 2019. The 2019 Kia Forte was awarded the 2019 Best Car for Teens in the $25,000 – $30,000 category. The 2020 Kia Soul was awarded the 2019 Best SUV for Teens in the $25,000 – $30,000 category. So, why were these two vehicles chosen? Keep reading to find out how these two vehicles excelled!
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Qualifying for the Awards
Winning an award this honorable is not easy. Each vehicle is categorized by price range and body style. They must then display superior qualities regarding crash test scores, reliability ratings, and available driver assistance features.
Why the 2019 Kia Forte was Awarded Best Car for Teens
The 2019 Kia Forte offers multiple safety features to prevent an accident as well as protect during one. This sedan has forward collision warning with emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available on the EX trim.
Advanced technology helps keep teens safe in the 2019 Kia Forte. The UVO eServices suite is available for any parents who want an extra piece of mind while their teen drives. If you add UVO eServices, you can remotely set limits for speed, curfew, and location. If any of these set rules are broken, you will be notified on your phone. The Forte was also awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ title from IIHS.
Why the 2020 Kia Soul was Awarded Best SUV for Teens
The most popular vehicle on the Kia lineup is the 2020 Kia Soul. This model is equipped with a standard rearview camera. Those that get the S trim or higher will have blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and much more standard.
Just like the 2019 Kia Forte, the 2020 Kia Soul was awarded the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and has UVO eServices available. With the Soul, you won’t have to worry.
Helping your son or daughter find their first or next vehicle? Stop by Classic Kia of Carrollton today to check out our Kia Forte and Kia Soul inventory! Contact us if you have any questions about these safe and affordable vehicles.