2018 Kia Sportage Safety Ratings
When you’re on the hunt for an SUV that fits your budget and meets your requirements, the 2018 Kia Sportage is a great choice. For drivers in the Avon, Plainfield, and Indianapolis areas, this award winning vehicle will offer both incredible safety options as well as refined style that exceeds your expectations.
At Andy Mohr Kia, we want our customers to have the details they need about their top choice for their next vehicle. We know that safety is of the utmost importance to many drivers, so we created this comprehensive outline detailing the bevy of safety features offered by this vehicle.
2018 Kia Sportage: IIHS Top Safety Pick
That’s right! The 2018 Kia Sportage is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it had to be run through rigorous testing in which the active safety measures excelled. The majority of these tests examine the crash-worthiness of a particular vehicle, which largely means testing the efficacy of the air bags offered in the model.
The Sportage exceeded expectations in all of the air bag categories, including driver side and passenger side small overlap, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. It also received a superior rating in the front crash prevention section of the test, with optional equipment. The redesign of this vehicle for the 2017 model year received many of the same marks, but an improvement in the headlights markedly improved the score, earning it the coveted spot.
Passive Safety Systems
In a vehicle, a passive safety system is one in which the impact of a collision is drastically reduced, and the 2018 Sportage interior is loaded with them. In this vehicle, drivers are protected in the event of an accident by full-length side curtain airbags, dual front-seat mounted side airbags, and dual front advanced airbags. All of these airbags upgrade the potential for added protection, should something go awry on the roads.
In addition to the plethora of airbags available in this vehicle, there is also an IsoStructure™ unibody design that offers added rigidity and safety through the usage of high-strength steel. With this reinforced frame design, drivers are better protected in the event of a dramatic rollover, as well as being offered better protection from the front and sides.
Active Safety Systems
As inclement weather does occur in the immediate area, vehicles equipped with extra precautionary stability measures are considered highly advisable. The 2018 Kia Sportage offers Electronic Stability Control that works to adjust braking and acceleration when needed as it detects slippage or instability. This feature will make driving home during that winter storm a less concerning experience.
The entry-level vehicle in this series also offers standard Advanced Braking. If you’re in a slippery situation, or even a simple steep decline, the Downhill Brake Control (DBC) will assist in individually applying the brakes to keep the same speed downhill or if slipping is detected, while Antilock Brakes help prevent locking or skidding from the brakes. With these two systems working together, your driving experience will be pleasurable, even in bad weather.
Your 2018 Kia Sportage Is Here!
We invite our customers from the Indianapolis, Avon, and Plainfield areas to come down and see what this small SUV has to offer its drivers, both in terms of safety and its other standard features. Our sales team at Andy Mohr Kia is always ready to help and answer any questions you may have. We have your new vehicle here, so come check it out today.