Are you still driving that old thing? Look, we here at Thornton Road Kia understand you love that old car, but new studies give us statistics that show newer cars really are safer (and more dependable) than your older vehicle. If you’re driving anywhere in Atlanta, Kennesaw, Fairburn, or Sandy Springs you know that accidents happen, but we’d prefer they happened in a vehicle equipped with full front and rear airbags, along with some anti-lock brakes!
The Kia Sorento 2WD is number three on the list released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for lowest rates of driver deaths. According to the statistics, it has fewer than 6 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years, 2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-12. Not bad!
Of course, improved road conditions along with more drivers being aware of wearing a seat belt may have contributed to these statistics in the most recent years, but we’d like to point out some of the 2015 Kia Sorento safety features that we believe help to keep the driver, and passengers, safe in the event of a serious accident.
“Dual Front Advanced Airbags
When used with properly fitted seat belts, this advanced system helps detect the presence of a front seat passenger, monitors the severity of an impact, and controls airbag inflation accordingly to help reduce injuries in certain collisions.
If the airbag sensors detect an impending rollover, the system can deploy the side airbags, side curtain airbags, and seat-belt pretensioners.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) offers an enhanced level of vehicle control and peace of mind by offering improved directional stability, helping you maintain the vehicle’s intended direction of travel. ESC monitors and assists in the control of key vehicle functions by braking individual wheels and reducing engine power accordingly.
Front and Rear Crumple Zones
The Front and Rear Crumple Zones are specially designed to absorb and dissipate impact energy, helping to preserve the passenger compartment.”
We here at Thornton Road Kia know there are no older vehicles on the road that can claim these safety features to keep you and your family safe. We know the safety of your family is a high priority, and we’d love to see you today so we can help you find the perfect Kia to keep you, and your family, safe!