KIA WINS TRIFECTA OF 2021 “BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY” AWARDS FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Three Popular Kia Models – the Forte Sedan, Soul Compact SUV and the All-New Sorento SUV Take Top Honors in Their Respective Categories
- Sorento and Soul named “Best Car for the Money” for the fifth consecutive year.
- Awards based on overall vehicle quality and value based on five-year cost of ownership.
IRVINE, Calif., February 9, 2021 – Three of the world-class vehicles from Kia Motors America were named “Best Cars for the Money” in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report. Taking top honors this year are the 2021 Forte, Sorento and Soul models.
“Kia has outperformed the industry with a world-class lineup of sporty sedans and undeniably capable SUVs, and these Best Cars for the Money awards from U.S. News & World Report speak to the strength and appeal of our entire product line,” said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia Motors America. “It is not enough to offer stylish, functional and technologically-advanced vehicles that meet and exceed the wants and needs of our customers. There also must be an exceptional value proposition. Our goal is to consistently deliver on that promise.”
Winners were chosen on the basis of quality and value. Quality is determined by each vehicle’s performance in U.S. News & World Report Best Car Rankings and value is measured by a combination of transaction prices and five-year total ownership costs.
“The Kia Sorento’s low price and operating costs make it a great value, and that value comes without compromises on features, comfort or performance,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report. “Car reviewers love the Forte for its roomy passenger cabin and long list of standard features. Its low price and long-term ownership costs make it a great value. This is a car that buyers – and their budgets – will enjoy owning for the long haul. And the Kia Soul has plenty of interior space and an excellent infotainment system. Its long warranty keeps repair costs low, making it an excellent long-term value.”
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. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.