Iconic Urban Passenger Vehicle Makes Coveted List For Second Consecutive Year
- Kia Soul recognized for value, safety features and spaciousness
- 10 Best Family Cars chosen from over 300 new 2018 models
IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2018 — For the second year in a row, the Kia Soul has been named among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2018 by Parents magazine and Edmunds. Experts and editors tested hundreds of new models and selected winners based on value, safety features, convenience and other family friendly attributes.
“Being recognized as a top family car by Parents magazine and Edmunds for the second consecutive year is a tremendous honor for our Soul urban passenger vehicle,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “This is yet another testament to the world-class quality, value, and packaging we deliver to our customers.”
Parents magazine and leading car shopping and information network Edmunds have partnered for over 10 years to recognize the top vehicle choices for families looking to purchase a new car. Like years prior, 2018 winners were awarded after a stringent, six-month long selection process. “The fun design of the Kia Soul gives families more interior space, so car seats are easy to install,” said Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine.
Kia’s iconic urban passenger vehicle offers a fun, funky and functional approach to everyday driving. The 2018 model focuses on expanding the availability of UVO1 across the model range, adding the innovative infotainment system to the Base Convenience Package as well as to Soul Plus as standard equipment. The Soul Plus Primo Package now adds Smart Cruise Control (SCC)2 and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)2.
The full story can be found at www.parents.com/BestCars.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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2 These systems are not substitutes for safe driving and may not detect all objects in front of the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.