Archive for the ‘Kia Awards’ Category

Kia wins US News Best Cars For the Money Award

Friday, February 8th, 2019
2018 Kia Stinger GT Front View of Red Exterior

U.S. News Best Cars Kia 2019 award winners

The news is out! The 2019 Kia Soul and 2019 Stinger were recently recognized at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7 as category winners in the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards. Kia’s 2019 Soul won the Compact Cars category, the Stinger topped the Luxury Small Cars category and the Sorento was No.1 in the best 3-row SUV segment. (more…)

Kia among top three auto brands to win the most 2019 IIHS awards

Monday, January 14th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento driving through a neighborhood

2019 Kia vehicle safety award winners

The 2019 model year has been a great one for Kia. It has brought a variety of redesigned Kia vehicles with new tech in addition to top safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, Kia was one of the top three automotive brands to earn the most 2019 safety awards from the IIHS. A total of eight Kia models earned the IIHS’ coveted safety awards at a time when the Institute implemented more stringent requirements. (more…)

Kia Soul, Rio win 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
2019 Kia Soul and 2019 Kia Rio

2019 Consumer Guide Kia vehicle winners

Kia has done it again! The automaker ended 2018 on a high note after earning a variety of awards. Not only did eight Kia models earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety awards, but Kia was also recognized by Consumer Guide Automotive. Both the 2019 Kia Soul and 2019 Kia Rio sedan were Consumer Guide vehicle winners and earned the Best Buy Award. Kia’s 2019 Soul was chosen because of its ample passenger and cargo space in addition to its strong value pricing. The 2019 Kia Rio was recognized for its value, smooth driving experience and overall refinement for the price. (more…)

Kia Niro Wins 2018 Top Safety Pick Plus Award

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
2018 Kia Niro in blue parked in an empty lot near water

Thanks to its small footprint, impressive fuel economy and thoughtful use of space, the 2018 Kia Niro hybrid is one of the best-selling vehicles in the Kia lineup. Now, with a Top Safety Pick Plus award under its belt issued from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crossover shoppers have more reasons than ever to flock to this popular model when choosing a new vehicle for family hauling or weekend travel. Top Safety Pick Plus is the highest safety score available in the annual ratings and is reserved for models that score high in a variety of safety tests. (more…)

Kia Sportage Given Autotrader 2017 Must Test Drive Vehicle Award

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Sportage in Silver

2017 Kia Sportage Autotrader Must Drive Vehicle

The 2017 Kia Sportage has been named one of Autotrader’s 2017 Must Test Drive vehicles. The renowned consumer-focused program showcases the best new vehicles shoppers need to test drive prior to making a purchase. Autotrader determined that the 2017 Sportage was worthy of recognition, and hopes drivers will consider the impressive SUV. Continue reading for the 2017 Kia Sportage Autotrader Must Drive Vehicle information.   


VIDEO: Long term review of 2010 Kia Soul

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
2010 Kia Soul in gray

How do Kia cars run years after purchase?

Whether you’re in the market for a new or used car, drivers want to know what kind of a return-on-investment they should expect. Most drivers expect years of use out of their vehicles, and Kia is no exception. How do Kia cars run years after purchase? To answer this question, today we’ll be sharing this Kelley Blue Book video reviewing the 2010 Kia Soul after a year of regular use. Let’s see what Kelley Blue Book has to say! (more…)

Top-Rated Compact Sedan Receives Premium Safety Rating

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Red Exdterior Side View - 2017 Kia Forte Earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

2017 Kia Forte Earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2017 Kia Forte has been earning a lot of praise everywhere it’s gone, but, of course, there’s nothing like receiving some awards along the way. Already decorated with many awards, Kia was overjoyed when the 2017 Kia Forte earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). What does this mean exactly? Keep on reading! (more…)

2017 Kia Soul named to Parents magazine 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 list

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
2017 Kia Soul Exclaim in Orange

Is the Kia Soul a Good Family Car?

Is the Kia Soul a good family car? Parents Magazine seems to think so! The 2017 Kia Soul was named to the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 list by Parents magazine and Edmunds. The parenting experts at the magazine and the car experts at Edmunds tested hundreds of vehicles and selected the 10 winners based on value, performance, safety, and family-friendly features. Continue reading for more information about the award.


2017 Cadenza Achieves Top Safety Pick Plus Rating from IIHS

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
2017 Cadenza in White

2017 Kia Cadenza Safety Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its highest rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Cadenza, when the premium sedan is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. Distinguished by its luxurious features, upscale styling, advanced technology and refined powertrain, the Cadenza joins a growing number of Kia vehicles that have earned the TSP+ rating. Continue reading for more about the 2017 Kia Cadenza Safety Rating.   


Four Kia Models Named Among Best Electrified and Eco Friendly Offerings by KBB

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
2017 Niro in Red

Which Kia Models Have the Best Gas Mileage?

Four vehicles from Kia’s EcoDynamics line-up have been recognized by editors of Kelley Blue Book’s as top picks among “eco-friendly” cars under $40,000. The trusted consumer website highlights vehicles with a variety of alternative-fuel powertrain configurations that help environmentally-conscious drivers save the planet without breaking the bank. Continue reading to answer the question: Which Kia Models Have the Best Gas Mileage?