Kia Forte and Kia Soul earn top spots in their segments on U.S. News and World Report Best Cars for Teens list

Back to school time has rolled around once again, and if you're like a lot of parents we've served over the years, then you've got a bit of quandary on your hands this year. If your kids are reaching the age where they're picking up learner's permits or even driver's licenses, then you're soon to have some new drivers in your family and you want to be sure they're safe as they take their first steps out onto the open road. Now, you can do all you can to teach them defensive driving skills, but if you need a little extra reassurance, U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the Best Cars for Teens and we can happily report that both the new Kia Soul and Kia Forte topped the charts in their respective segments!

Now, don't believe what you hear; when it comes to safe cars for teens, bigger is not always better. In fact, despite being on the smaller end of the spectrum for the Kia brand, both the Kia Forte and Kia Soul earn high marks in safety testing. In fact, when properly equipped, the new Kia Soul even earned the prestigious distinction of being named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

But when you get right down to it, what really makes the new Kia Forte and Kia Soul such great cars for your up-and-coming teen drivers? Well, besides their sturdy construction and the Kia brand's pedigree for reliability, both the Kia Forte and Kia Soul come available with Kia Drive Wise safety suites. This array of innovative safety technologies includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and more to help provide your teen driver with an extra layer of security on the open road, and provide you with some extra peace of mind whether or not you're riding with them.

And if all that weren't enough to convince you that these two cars are ideal for teen drivers, then we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that the Kia Forte and Kia Soul are two of our most competitively priced options. So, if you're looking for an affordable way to add to your family fleet and help your teen get out on the road this school year, a visit to Rick Case Kia to check out these two cars may just be in order.

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