The Best Kia Vehicles to Buy 2024 Graduates

May 3rd, 2024 by

May has arrived, meaning caps and gowns are being assembled for graduation season. Whether your loved one is graduating high school or college, it’s a time for both emotional farewells and invigorating new chapters. But to get to where they want to be, the graduate in your life needs a trustworthy vehicle. 

If you’re looking to gift your graduate with a new car or SUV, there are several important factors to consider, including: fuel economy, storage space, technology features, and – most importantly – safety. Whether they’re leaving for college or setting off for post-graduate adventures, you’ll want to do everything in your power to prepare them for what lies ahead. 

To ensure maximum peace of mind, consider gifting them one of the following two Kelly Blue Book-approved Kias. You’ll find them in stock at Jackson Kia: your headquarters for new graduates. 

The 2024 Kia Seltos 

Whether your graduate recently received their degree from Seminole State College in Sanford or it just preparing for their first fall semester at Florida Tech in Melbourne, the 2024 Kia Seltos will keep you connected. Bluetooth with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all supported. It’s also roomy for a subcompact SUV, with class-leading cargo space and a large second row that should endear the driver to fellow students on campus who need a lift. 

If safety is your primary concern, the Seltos is your answer. An IIHS Top Safety Pick, every version of the 2024 Kia Seltos offers a full suite of ultramodern safety features, including: 

  • Forward collision warning with emergency braking 
  • Driver attention warning 
  • Lane-departure warning 
  • Lane keeping assist 
  • Lane centering 
  • High-beam assist 
  • Blind-spot monitoring & rear cross-traffic alert (available with S Grade) 

The 2024 Kia Soul 

Always a solid choice for the budget-conscious shopper, the 2024 Kia Soul is a boxier, more affordable alternative to the Seltos. Despite its compact, toaster-like design, the Soul also provides amble interior space. It even has a slight edge on the Seltos when it comes to fuel economy, delivering up to 31 miles per gallon in combined driving (35 on the highway). That means they’ll have no excuse not to visit home – even if they’re planning for a future in the stars at Patrick SFB.  

Connectivity features are the same as the Seltos, minus Bluetooth voice recognition. Its list of safety features is also extremely comprehensive considering its lower price tag, and includes forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and driver attention warning. By adding the LX Technology Package, you also gain access to lane-departure warning, blind-spot collision avoidance, automatic high beams, and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance (all standard with the S Grade). 

Send Them Off in Style 

Turn your tassels. Toss your caps. Get that terrible Vitamin C song out of your system. Then, begin your post-graduate car buying experience at Jackson Kia. 

If you’re looking for a new or used Kia for your graduate, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be sure to pair them with a vehicle that exceeds your safety standards. Sleep easier knowing your son or daughter is driving a tried-and-true vehicle by visiting Florida’s most tried-and-true Kia dealership, Jackson Kia. 

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