Have a teenage driver in your home? Sportage should top your list.

Have a teenage driver in your home? 
Sportage should top your list.

There’s a chill in the air and, while we’re in the early stages of this new school year, here’s something to think about.

“The Kia Sportage should be at the top of your list if you want a safe and dependable SUV for your teenage driver,” says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report has awarded the 2018 Kia Sportage Best New SUV for Teens in the $25,000 to $30,000 price range.

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.

“It’s fantastic Sportage is rated best for teen drivers,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia vice president, product planning. “Young and new drivers face many challenges on the road and we’re pleased Sportage offers the right combination of technology, safety ratings and reliability to be rated best in class by U.S. News & World Report.”

For more information on the award, visit https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-teens     

Right now at Barnett you can lease a safe and dependable 2018 Kia Sportage LX for just $129 a month for 36 months** or get up to $5000 off select 2018 Sportage models ***.  Plus, 0% APR up to 72 months on 2018 Sportage and most other 2018 Kia models. **** You’ll find all Barnett’s current specials here.

And remember, every new vehicle purchased comes with Barnett’s exclusive—and FREE—MILLION MILE Warranty. Ask your sales associate for all the details on that, too. Come see us soon at Barnett Kia on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake!


*These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blind spot or direction of travel. **Offer ends 10/1/18. 10,000 miles per year. $2,999 down plus first month’s payment, tax, title, license, and fees due at signing. Security deposit waived. KMF lease cash assigned to dealer. For qualified leases. Lease from Kia Motors Finance on approved credit. Does not include military discount. Limited quantity available. Stock #K18216. MSRP $24,585. *** Offer ends 10/1/19. Available on Sorento, Soul, Sportage, and NIRO.  Must finance with KMF.  On approved Credit. See dealer for details. **** Valid on select new models up to 72 months from Kia Motors Finance (KMF) on approved credit. With $13.33 per $1,000 financed for well-qualified buyers.
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