One of the most important considerations when buying a 2021 Kia Sportage is the safety package. Drivers want to know what comes standard, what extra technology is available, and how reliable the model is in case of an accident. This is where Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg comes in.

Drivers in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, area, can learn about the 2021 Kia Sportage safety ratings and more below. Will it live up to your high standards? Let's dive in and find out.

Kia Sportage Safety Ratings

When it comes to figuring out how safe a vehicle is, the professionals do it best. Before any model hits the road, it goes through rigorous crash testing from two organizations to ensure it's safe: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2021 Kia Sportage carries top safety ratings from the NHTSA, an organization that assesses every vehicle on the market in terms of crash safety. The NHTSA gives the 2021 Sportage its highest honor, the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, giving you peace of mind for the road ahead.

The IIHS also gave the 2021 Kia Sportage the highest rating of Good when conducting their crash tests. In fact, this high score earned the model the coveted 2021 Top Safety Pick when the Sportage is equipped with specific headlights and optional front crash prevention.

As two of the most respected safety organizations in the country, the 2021 Kia Sportage ranked with their highest possible rating. That's an excellent sign for drivers who make safety a priority. Let's examine some of the specific features that made these ratings possible.

2021 Sportage: Standard Safety

To ensure that the Kia Sportage is ready for anything that's thrown your way, engineers have smartly equipped this model with a suite of standard safety features. On every 2021 Sportage trim level, you'll find a plethora of passive and active systems that work together to help keep you and your passengers secure.

Airbags are found throughout the model to enhance your protection in case of a collision. This includes dual-front advanced and seat-mounted side airbags, as well as side curtain airbags that run the length of the Sportage. This, in use with the 3-point seatbelts in all positions, will help cushion damage caused by an accident.

For further protection, the Kia Sportage also comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
  • Rollover Sensor
  • Anti-Lock Brake System
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

Kia Sportage Driver Assistive Technology

Although the passive and active safety systems help the Sportage provide a safe commute, this model also comes with an array of incredibly intuitive driving aids. This starts with the Rear-Camera Display.

This system will show you what's behind your Kia vehicle on your dashboard display, and includes a line of sight for seamless reversing. And, the 2021 Kia Sportage doesn't stop there.

There's also a suite of driving aids that promote safe and confident driving. With Kia Drive Wise, you'll receive the following features to boost assurance behind the wheel:

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection: This system was engineered to detect possible collisions and will assist in avoiding them (or lessening the impact) by applying the brakes. This detects vehicles as well as pedestrians on the road.
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist: If you happen to veer from your lane, this system will apply corrective steering to get you back in place.
  • Standard Driver Attention Warning: Your Sportage will monitor how you drive, and if it senses your attention has dropped, it'll suggest for you to take a break.
  • Available High Beam Assist: High Beam Assist will clearly light the way and adjust brightness when oncoming cars are sensed.
  • Available Blind-Spot Collision Warning: Using advanced radar, this system will let you know when someone is in your blind spot, making it safer to change lanes.
  • Available Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go: This helps you maintain a set distance from the vehicle ahead, and can even stop and start the Sportage automatically when traffic comes to a halt.
  • Available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning: By scanning for passing vehicles, this system allows you to reverse safely and will let you know when objects are behind you.

Safety in Performance

It may be hard to believe that the Kia Drive Wise suite is not the end to what Kia provides to help keep drivers safe. However, the Kia Sportage continues to keep peace of mind high with performance-enhancing features that not only offer a smoother ride, but a safer one as well.

The 2021 Kia Sportage was designed utilizing Iso-Structure™ Construction. This uses high-tensile strength steel alloy all around the Kia vehicle for better durability as well as elevated rigidity.

Stability and traction are also covered, thanks to two standard systems: Electronic Stability Control, and the Traction Control System. This helps with directional stability and offers more traction on challenging terrain.

The Sportage even helps keep you safer while off-roading with Downhill Brake Control. This system applies the brake to maintain a steady speed when driving down hills, and also helps on slippery surfaces. Or, when driving uphill from a stop, Hill Start Assist Control gives you more security, preventing the Kia Sportage from rolling backward.

Come See the Safety Features in Person

If you're a driver in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA, area, you don't have to just read about the 2021 Kia Sportage safety ratings. When you schedule a test drive, you can experience it for yourself at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg.

Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and is well prepared to answer any questions you might have concerning all the safety features on the Kia Sportage. Setting up an appointment for a test drive is easy, just get in touch online or over the phone. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find a safe Kia vehicle for your family.

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