The 2019 Kia Sportage is an attractive compact crossover. While the basic design of this model has not changed significantly since its complete redesign in 2017, there are a few features that are newer. Many of these, including 2019 Kia Sportage driver assistance features, offer drivers more peace of mind on the road. In this blog we are going to look at some of the safety features available on this model and which trims they are on.
2019 Kia Sportage Driver Assistance Features
Starting on the second-level EX trim, the 2019 Kia Sportage offers several attractive driver assistance features. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are standard on EX and SX models.
Blind Spot Detection
This feature monitors a vehicle’s blind spot, and will notify a driver if there is a vehicle there when the driver is trying to change lanes.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
When backing up this feature keeps an eye on traffic that may only be visible at the rear of a vehicle. It can simplify leaving parking spaces.
Available on EX, Standard on SX Trims
There are several driver assistance features that are standard on the 2019 Kia Sportage SX model and available on the EX trim. These include:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Lane Departure Warning
- Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink
Dynamic Bending Lights
The elite 2019 Kia Sportage SX model also comes standard with Dynamic Bending Lights. This system helps adjust the direction that the the crossover’s headlights are pointing on curves so that drivers can enjoy plenty of visibility with less chance of blinding oncoming traffic.
The 2019 Kia Sportage is also available on all trims (including the base LX) with Magna Dynamax intelligent all-wheel drive that can offer more control on bad roads and in icy driving conditions and the 2018 model received a Top Safety Pick Plus honor. If you would like to learn more about safety features and technology on the 2019 Kia Sportage, or other new Kia vehicles in the Daphne AL area, contact Team Gunther Kia today.