Kia Motors America is pleased to announce that Soul (Subcompact Crossover), Seltos (Subcompact Crossover), Rio (Subcompact Car) and Telluride (Midsize Crossover) have been named 2021 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award winners.  A seventh consecutive win for Soul marks the longest running streak in the Subcompact Crossover category.

“Claiming four 2021 Best Buy awards reflects Kia’s commitment to innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction.  Furthermore, the wide range of Kia vehicles honored proves our world-class model line-up offers a vehicle that suits the needs of every driver,” said Sean Yoon, President & CEO, Kia Motors America, Kia Motors North America.  “With Telluride taking top honors for the second time and Soul sweeping its category for an incredible seventh year in a row, the Kia brand continues to demonstrate its ‘Give It Everything’ spirit.”

What Consumer Guide had to say about the Kia winners: 

The Soul delivers impressive passenger room, flexible cargo space, and lots of upscale available features in a tidy, pleasant-to-drive package.

The Seltos provides excellent passenger and cargo room within its tidy exterior dimensions, along with striking styling inside and out and a generous list of available features.

The Kia Rio delivers better-than-expected comfort, quietness, driving enjoyment, and available features, all at bargain prices.

The Telluride offers excellent passenger and cargo room, nicely balanced road manners, and an upscale look and feel inside and out—all at highly competitive prices.

Consumer Guide editors log more than 100,000 miles every year evaluating vehicles using objective criteria such as price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value, to assess each vehicle in real-world driving experiences.

"With four crossovers on the 2021 Consumer Guide Best Buy list, Kia proves it can build vehicles that balance comfort and utility while still delivering strong value,” said Tom Appel, Publisher, Consumer Guide® Automotive. Learn more about the award here.