With so many other vehicles on the road at the same time, city driving can be tricky. In those crowded conditions, a vehicle with smart safety systems is essential for keeping you and your passengers safe. Luckily, the 2018 Kia Sportage is more than up to the task.


High Safety Scores

The Kia Sportage comes equipped with various state-of-the-art safety and driver-assist technologies that seamlessly work with you to enhance your safety while on the road. In fact, it was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, which is the first time the Sportage received this award since 2013 - although it still earned the respectable Top Safety Pick title in 2017. It also earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Score from the NHTSA, which is the highest possible score.

An Array of Features

The Sportage features an advanced airbag system with front and side airbags, coming standard as part of the Sportage's Iso-Structure unibody. This chassis is constructed with high-strength steel, providing a fair bit of safety and security in its own right. Meanwhile, the Sportage's smart Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system will help you feel confident and in control while driving, while its Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC) will help you traverse tricky off-road terrains.

Kia Drive Wise

To take safety to the next level, you can opt for available Kia Drive Wise technology. This advanced suite of safety features uses cameras, sensors, and more to optimize your safety and visibility. Kia Drive Wise includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which will help you prevent or lessen collision, and Blind-Spot Detection, which actively monitors either side of your vehicle and alerts you if there is a vehicle in your blind spot. The available Lane Departure Warning System will help you stay safely within your lane, and Front- and Rear- Park Assist will make parking a breeze.

For a compact SUV that makes your security a priority, go with the 2018 Kia Sportage. To learn more about the 2018 Sportage's safety features or to take a test drive, come visit us at Bill Walsh Kia.

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