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 & value
To measure a vehicle’s quality, they use its overall score from the U.S. News Best Car rankings. A model’s overall score in our vehicle rankings isn’t based on the opinions or tests of U.S. News editors. Instead, they collect and analyze every published, credible review of a given model to get the consensus opinion of the automotive press on things like how well a car drives, how comfortable its interior is, and how well its connectivity and tech features work. They combine that analysis with fuel economy, cargo space, and safety and reliability data to get a numerical overall score, which we use to measure quality in the Best Cars for the Money awards.
The actual cost of a car is much more than its price tag, or the final price you negotiate with the dealer. Every car has significant ongoing costs, like repairs, fuel, and insurance. To measure the kind of value a car offers, they start with five-year total ownership costs from Vincentric. They then combine that information with real-time transaction prices reported by their partner TrueCar. Those two measures together provide a car’s value score for the Best Cars for the Money.
“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.”
Other Kia vehicles made it as Finalists of the Best Car For The Money
Kia Telluride - Best 3 Row SUV Finalist
Kia Sportage - Best Compact SUV Finalist
Kia Sedona - Best Minivan Finalist