2019 Best New and Used Cars for Teens

2019 Kia Forte
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2019 Kia Forte | Best New Car for Teens $25k to $30k

Following a full redesign for 2019, the Kia Forte sedan is now a top-ranked compact car and a standout option for your teen driver. The Forte was a finalist for our 2019 Best Compact Car for the Money award, meaning it’s a great value. The Forte also has plenty of space for your teen’s friends and gear, as well as a laundry list of safety features that are available to help keep them safe. 

Several safety features are standard on a base Forte FE, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, as well as lane departure warning and lane keep assist. If you step up to the top-of-the-line EX trim, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert also come standard. More safety features are available with the EX Launch Edition Package, which pushes the Forte above $25,000. The EX Launch Edition Package includes pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, reverse parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control.

Kia’s UVO eServices suite is also an option. It allows remote users to set curfew limits, speed limits, and geo-fencing boundaries for drivers and receive alerts when they’re broken.

In addition to collision avoidance technologies, the Forte will also protect your teen if they’re in an accident. The IIHS gave the Forte a Top Safety Pick+ title, its highest designation for crash safety. Long-term dependability is also a selling point, as the Forte carries an above-average predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power.

Overall, the Forte is a strong option to consider for your teenager. Check out this month’s Kia deals for the best finance and lease offers. If you don’t want to haggle with a salesperson, use the U.S. New Best Price Program and find the dealership with the lowest price in your area.

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