2023 Kia Sportage on city street

How Safe is the Next-Generation Kia Sportage?

2023 Kia Sportage Safety Features and Driver Assists

This year the 2023 Kia Sportage is positioned to be one of the safest vehicles in its class, thanks to an enhanced suite of protective driving technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This guide examines the new driver assists and other safety features that fans can expect from the redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage when it arrives at the Friendly Kia dealership in New Port Richey, FL.

New Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the 2023 Kia Sportage

The next-generation Kia Sportage promises to lead the way in safety with new features such as Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), and Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM).

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Highway Driving Assist (HDA) is a Level 2 advanced driving assistance system that combines the power of Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and GPS data to help maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway, while also helping center the SUV in its lane.

2023 Kia Sportage global version interior

Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) uses real-time navigation data to help keep the vehicle at a safe speed through corners and curves. This system will automatically reduce the speed before encountering a bend in the road, then returns to the preset speed once the vehicle has safely exited the curve.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) enhances theBlind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) by allowing the Sportage to intervene when a blind-spot collision is imminent while changing lanes. The feature is also active in situations such as parallel parking maneuvers, further helping to avoid collision with rear-side vehicles.

Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) adds an extra layer of confidence when changing lanes by displaying a real-time view of the Sportage’s blind spot zone in the instrument cluster when the turn signal is engaged.

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Other standard safety systems carried over from the outgoing Kia Sportage model include:

  • Rear-Camera Display     
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Pedestrian Detection System (FCA-P)            
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)              
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

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