Compact Sport Utility Vehicle Scores High for Teenage Drivers

Compact Sport Utility Vehicle Scores High for Teenage Drivers

Compact Sport Utility Vehicle Scores High for Teenage Drivers

The FINANCIAL -- Young and new drivers face many challenges on the road and  Sportage offers the right combination of technology, safety ratings and reliability.

Available Advanced Driver Assistance Features, including Blind Spot Detection System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert were key contributors to the Sportage’s win. U.S. News & World Report was also impressed with Kia’s UVO technology , which can be programmed to record when a teen keeps the Sportage out past an established curfew, exceeds a preset speed limit or strays outside geographic boundaries set by parents.

Safety and reliability ratings were also major factors in earning Sportage the top spot. Sportage holds a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, as well as a 2018 Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . And, U.S. News & World Report awards the Sportage an excellent predicted reliability rating, scoring 4.5 out of five, among the highest in the compact SUV class.