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Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

The Forte and Soul from Kia entered the spotlight recently as two of the best cars for teenage drivers. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens list, the 2019 Forte received the “Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k” award while the 2020 Soul earned “Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k.” The 2019 Forte earned its praise for reliability, one of the evaluation categories. The DRIVE WiSE driver assistance systems also added to…

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Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

Kia is earning top recognition for its safety. The Korean carmaker recently became the brand with the most top Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings after the 2020 Kia Telluride earned the title of TOP SAFETY PICK. It now has five vehicles with TOP SAFETY PICK ratings and seven with the IIHS’s highest possible TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. To earn the title of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, each vehicle must earn the highest possible “Good” rating in the…

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Kia Tops Mass Market Brands in 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Kia Tops Mass Market Brands in 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

For the fifth year in a row, Kia reigns supreme as the top mass market brand, earning the No. 2 spot overall in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. New Kia vehicles averaged just 70 problems per 100 vehicle (PP100) in the first 90 days of ownership, improving two points from last year’s score and falling well below the industry average of 93 PP100. “Being ranked at the top of J.D. Power’s U.S. Initial Quality Study among all mass…

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2019 Kia Stinger Earns 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

2019 Kia Stinger Earns 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

A few years ago, Kia introduced the sporty and thrilling Stinger to its lineup. This sports sedan has sharp styling, advanced technology, and engaging performance. But it’s more than just good looks and exhilarating performance — it’s a safe and sound choice. Further proving this point is the recent news that the Stinger earned the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ — the highest score for safety offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn this rating, the Stinger…

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Kia Unveils Limited-Edition Stinger GTS

Kia Unveils Limited-Edition Stinger GTS

Earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show, Kia pulled off the covers on a new limited edition Stinger GTS. This new Kia Stinger GTS will be limited to just 800 units and will feature a completely new available dynamic all-wheel drive system (D-AWD). The Stinger GTS special edition will also come in its own unique color: a “Federation” premium orange paint color. The limited edition Stinger GTS will take its power from the Stinger GT’s engine, a…

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Three Kia SUV Concepts Revealed at Seoul Motor Show

Three Kia SUV Concepts Revealed at Seoul Motor Show

At the recent 2019 Seoul Motor Show in Korea, we got to see three new Kia SUV concepts: the Masterpiece, Signature, and Imagine by Kia. Each showcases possible future design ideas and advanced technology. The Masterpiece is a large, rugged SUV aimed at tackling difficult off-road terrain. It has bold exterior lines with sculpted bodywork. Its powerful all-wheel drive system and raised body give it “go-anywhere” capabilities. With the Signature model, Kia gives us a look at an upcoming Kia…

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