Just look around you next time you are stuck in traffic, and you’ll see lots of Kias on the road. Kias are popular for many reasons, including style, durability, and value. But one of the things that sets them apart most from the competition is safety. Kia cares about the safety of its customers, and we at Huffines Kia Denton do too. Your happiness and safety are our top priority, and that’s why we’re here. These are the top 6 Kia safety features.
In the event of a collision your Kia will cushion you in a cloud of airbags. These include driver and passenger seat airbags, driver knee airbag, a curtain airbag, and rear side airbags. With so many airbags, you can rest assured that if the worst possible situation happens, you and your passengers will be safe.
Lane Departure Warning System
It’s easy to get distracted when driving. We hope you never take your eyes off the road, but it’s nice to know that if you do, and as a result you start to drift over to another lane, a warning signal will alert you to the situation. A camera is mounted on the windshield of your Kia and has a sensor. When you depart from your lane because you are tired or not paying attention, it warns you to control the car again.
Forward Collision Warning System
With the forward collision warning system, a camera on your vehicle monitors the distance from your car to the one ahead of you. It alerts you when it senses that you are getting too close. The ASCC radar sensor and the LDWS camera work together to automatically apply the brakes to your Kia when it detects the sudden braking of the preceding vehicle. It’s an ingenious feature that could save your life.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Having your tires inflated correctly is simple enough. But problems with your tires can endanger your life. That’s why Kia provides its tire pressure monitoring system to keep tabs on the air pressure inside your tires and warns you if there are any that are under-inflated.
Body Made of Ultra-High Tensile Steel
Everyone wants a strong body, and the same principle applies to vehicles. The frame of your car makes up about 30 percent of the car’s total weight and plays a vital role in its crash safety and design. When a vehicle frame is made of ultra-high tensile steel, it makes the car lighter while simultaneously making it stronger. The result is better fuel efficiency and collision safety.
Advanced Smart Cruise Control
For many years people have had to tinker with their cruise control buttons or tap their brake when they approach a vehicle going slower than their own speed. With advanced smart cruise control in your Kia, whenever you get close to another vehicle, it automatically matches your speed with their speed.
There are so many great safety features in a Kia that it’s difficult to list them all here. Feel free to come into the dealership and see them for yourself, and then you’ll realize that Kias are one of the safest vehicles on the road today.
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