U.S. News & World Report evaluates vehicles based on predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores, as well as driver assistance features that are available on that particular model.

2019 Kia Forte

U.S. News & World Report awarded the 2019 Kia Forte as Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k*. The Kia Forte was recognized for its reliability and for employing a large amount of advanced Kia Drive Wise driver assistance technologies.

Kia Forte’s standard safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, driver attention and drowsiness monitor, automatic emergency braking, dynamic parking guidance, and a rearview camera. Also, an advanced six-airbag system is included to help protect the driver and passengers if a collision were to occur. Additionally, you can opt for blind spot collision with rear cross-traffic warning, pedestrian detection, lane change assist, LED headlights, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The 2019 Kia Forte earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety**.

2020 Kia Soul

U.S. News & World Report awarded the 2020 Kia Soul as Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k* since the Kia Soul was rated as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+*** and it possesses high-tech features inside and out.

To encourage teenagers to keep their hands on the wheel, the Kia Soul comes standard with a UVO hands-free infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth®, and a USB port.A 10.25-inch color touchscreen, navigation, and an 8.0-inch head-up display are optional. With safety as one of Kia’s highest priorities, the Kia Soul includes dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and 3-point seat belts for all seating positions.

It’s reassuring knowing you’re making a wise choice when it comes to choosing the car your teenager will be driving. Premier Kia serves the Greater East Texas region and has both the sensible Kia Forte and competent, fun-to-drive Kia Soul in stock. We invite you to come in for a test drive and see which Kia vehicle best fits your needs and budget.

*View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.

**The 2019 Kia Forte has been awarded the coveted 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with LED headlights.

***The 2020 Kia Soul has been awarded the coveted 2020 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional forward collision-avoidance assist and LED headlights.

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