Kia Sportage Earns 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award

The all-new 2017 Kia Sportage has earned a second distinction from AutoPacific, after first winning one of AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards earlier in the year. This new distinction is the 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award in the compact crossover SUV category.

How did AutoPacific determine the winner of this prestigious award? It went straight to the consumers. The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on more than 54,000 responses from drivers who purchased either a 2016 or a 2017 model; their responses are made after 90 days of ownership and focus on 15 categories and what things the drivers would want to change.

Categories include technology, safety features, power and acceleration, ride and handling, and interior storage.

“We’re honored to hear that the Sportage has earned AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award and that we are succeeding in our mission to provide our customers with world-class products,” remarked Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at Kia Motors America.  “The fourth-generation Sportage is the best iteration of our esteemed nameplate, now with a stellar combination of sharp design, clever utility and advanced safety features.”

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Comfy seats: Front and rear passengers will always be comfortable with heated and ventilated seats: stay cool in the summer and toasty in the winter.
  3. Lights like no others: The Soul has available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and LED front fog lights to guide the way.
  4. The power you crave: The Soul! (Exclaim) model boasts a turbocharged engine that lays out 201 horsepower, mated to a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
  5. Electric power: If you’ve been looking for an electric vehicle with a little more interior space and a lot more personality, the Soul EV is the answer to your search.

The 2017 Kia Soul was even named J.D. Power’s “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality” for the third year in a row.*

Interested in the all-new Kia Soul? Visit Gossett Kia today for a test drive.

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*The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.