Kia Sedan IIHS Safety Awards | Mission, TX
Teachers, principals, doctors, nurses, and parents all have one common thing in common: they want the safest, most reliable vehicles for our next generation. Educators frequently travel with students to competitions and on field trips and thus prioritize safety technologies while nurses and doctors have seen firsthand the trauma of unsafe driving. And parents — educators, medical professionals, and all others alike — want to keep their most precious cargo safe on every trip. We recommend the 2019 Kia Forte or 2019 Kia Optima, as both have earned top marks in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing.
2019 Kia Forte
The IIHS awarded all 2019 Kia Forte models equipped with proper headlights its highest honor: Top Safety Pick+. Specifically, the Kia Forte performs well because Automatic Emergency Braking is standard across the Forte lineup. But that’s not the only driver-assist safety technology that comes standard; you get Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist standard as well. High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning are also available.
Every 2019 Forte comes standard with six air bags and utilizes 54 percent advanced high-strength steel. The Forte even boasts a Brake Assist System and an Antilock Braking System, as well as a Traction Control System, Hill Start Assist Control, and Electronic Stability Control.
2019 Kia Optima
The 2019 Kia Optima also earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with specific headlights. The new Optima comes standard with a wide range of driver-assist safety technologies, most notably Auto Emergency Braking but also including Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning. You can opt for Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go.
Other safety hallmarks of the 2019 Optima include Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, the Brake-Assist System, and high-strength steel. The Optima boasts a number of control technologies, such as Hill-Start Assist Control and Traction Control.
Test-drive the Kia Forte and Kia Optima at Bert Ogden Mission Kia.