Now that excitement from the Chicago Auto Show is starting to die down, we’re going to highlight some of the awards received earlier this month. Both the 2017 Kia Soul and the 2017 Kia Sorento were named ‘Best Cars for the Money’ by U.S. News & World Report, which simply solidifies their overall quality and value to the Kia lineup.
There are twenty vehicle categories that U.S. News recognizes in order to give consumers a better idea of which specific brands and models are providing the ultimate vehicles. The 2017 Kia Soul took the title for the Best Compact Car for the Money, and the 2017 Kia Sorento is the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.
“We’re honored that U.S. News named the Soul and Sorento winners within their respective categories for 2017,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “The entire Kia model line – including our iconic urban passenger vehicle and three-row SUV – offers a winning blend of sophisticated design and user-friendly technology with a consistent emphasis on value.”
Why did the Kia Soul and Sorento win ‘Best Car for the Money’ awards?
In order to determine winners, each year U.S. News ranks vehicles depending on safety, reliability and a plethora of industry experts’ opinions. The agency also figures in the overall value, which is calculated by the vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership as well as the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.
2017 Kia Soul: Best Compact Car for the Money
The 2017 Kia Soul earned the top spot in this category because it offers tons of cargo space and passenger volume with a unique design and an affordable price tag. We’re going to highlight some available features below:
- 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Blind Spot Detection
- UVO3 with e-Services like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
2017 Kia Sorento: Best 3-Row SUV for the Money
The 2017 Kia Sorento got to the top of this category for a variety of reasons including the attractive starting price point, user-friendly technology features and impressive fuel economy. Here’s an idea of more available features:
- 290-hp 3.3-liter engine
- Rear Parking Assist System
- Push button start with Smart Key
Those interested in learning more about either the 2017 Kia Soul or the 2017 Kia Sorento are encouraged to contact us here at Kia of Irvine for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of either vehicle by scheduling a test drive online today.