Teen drivers in the Eugene area have plenty of options when it comes to finding a vehicle that will suit their style, but also put mom and dad at ease knowing their son or daughter will be safe behind the wheel. At Kiefer Kia, we believe that's where the 2012 Kia Sportage comes in, as the crossover earned a spot on AAA's "Top Cars for Teens" listing.
With many youthful elements, the Kia Sportage boasts a Five-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with a highly-sought "No-Tip" designation, thanks to its excellent handling and cornering.
Of course, that's not all the Sportage has to offer. Coming in seven exterior color options, teens can pick one that truly shows off their style in colors like Black Cherry, Sand Track, Twilight Blue, and Signal Red to name a few. Also, with up to 22 miles per gallon city and 32 mpg on the highway, fuel economy is quite respectable; meaning not all of the young driver's allowance or money from a summer job will go towards filling up at the gas pump. There's also 54.6 cubic feet of cargo volume with the back seats folded down, and 100 cubic feet of total passenger volume. In other words, there's plenty of space in the Kia Sportage.
Performance-wise, the crossover comes equipped with a 2.4-liter or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
To learn more about the Kia Sportage and its safety and appeal for teen drivers, stop in to Kiefer Kia, or contact us online anytime. Located at 1810 W. 7th Street Eugene, OR 97402, we're always happy to discuss any new Kia vehicle with you. Thinking like your teen to start off in a quality pre-owned vehicle? We also offer a wide selection of used Kia models, including the Sportage, to choose from and can arrange a test drive in any new or used vehicle at your convenience.