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Kia Honored in 2020 Best Cars for the Money Awards

Kia Honored in 2020 Best Cars for the Money Awards

Every year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates new cars in nearly every segment to determine which cars will give their owners the best value. And in the 2020 Best Cars for the Money awards, Kia took home an impressive four segment awards. The Forte was named the best compact car, the Soul the top subcompact SUV award, the Sorento the best 3-row SUV, and the Sedona was named the best minivan. “Winning one Best Car for the Money awards is a…

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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 Soul Named to 10 Best Family Cars List for Second Year in a Row

Kia Soul Named to 10 Best Family Cars List for Second Year in a Row

The Kia Soul has been chosen by Edmunds and Parents as one of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2018, making two straight years that the funky and stylish soul has made the list. In addition to its instantly recognizable personality, the Soul is spacious, affordable, and comfortable—qualities that make it ideal for families. According to Kia, the Soul was selected from over 300 new 2018 models across the industry, which makes this award even more commendable. Parents helped to…

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5 Reasons to Drive the Kia Soul

5 Reasons to Drive the Kia Soul

Everyone remembers the Kia Soul for its unique style and the hilarious commercials starring dancing hamsters. But beyond the flash and laughs, the Kia Soul makes a compelling case for drivers, especially in 2018. Never considered the Soul before? Here are five reasons to drive it. Kia Drive Wise: This available driver-assistance technology works to prevent accidents from ever even happening, with features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Smart Cruise Control. Comfy…

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Kia Soul and Kia Cadenza Both Named 2017 Best Family Cars

Kia Soul and Kia Cadenza Both Named 2017 Best Family Cars

Each year, U.S. News and World Report puts out their list of “Best Cars for Families,” and Kia tends to do remarkably well. This year was no different, as the 2017 Kia Soul and 2017 Kia Cadenza were chosen as the 2017 Best Family Cars in the compact and large categories.   The awards are chosen after harsh scrutiny, based on safety, cargo space, family-friendly features, and reliability, adding up to the ideal family car. Of course, this means the…

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Kia Earns Two Best Cars for the Money Awards

Kia Earns Two Best Cars for the Money Awards

When you have a tight budget for a car, you might think that you won’t be able to get many features. However, cars today, even small ones, can come well-equipped and won’t cost you a fortune. To help you find the perfect balance between affordability and great features, U.S. News & World Report gives out its Best Cars for the Money awards each year. This year, two Kia models came home with these great awards, the compact Soul and stylish…

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Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs Award Goes to Kia Soul

Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs Award Goes to Kia Soul

Everyone’s favorite vehicle, the Kia Soul, recently earned a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs list. This award is given out to the best 2017 models on the market right now. The Soul was chosen because of its spunky personality, excellent features, and great overall value. “We are honored that Car and Driver has named the Soul to its ‘10Best Trucks and SUVs’ list,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “The Soul has been an extraordinary success…

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Updated 2017 Kia Soul Gets More Power with New Engine

Updated 2017 Kia Soul Gets More Power with New Engine

Since its introduction in 2008, the Kia Soul has been a fan favorite. Since then, Kia has done a good job keeping the Soul updated with eye-catching style, lots of technology, and affordable pricing. Now, the updated 2017 Kia Soul gets a boost in power, one thing the Soul has always needed. Buyers will be able to choose a new 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 201 horsepower–a big improvement over the current engines that deliver only 164 or 130 horsepower….

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The Best Family Cars: Optima and Soul Make Top Picks

The Best Family Cars: Optima and Soul Make Top Picks

Kia is winning awards left and right, including multiple awards for having the some of the 10 Best Family Cars. The Optima won a “Best Sedan” award and the Soul won a “Best Budget Vehicle” award from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. Kia was only one of two automakers to have two models on the Best Family Cars list. According to Kia, the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list is determined by several judges from Edmunds and Parents, each of…

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