• 12-MAR-2015

2015 Kia K900 and Soul Named Among Best Cars for Families by U.S. News & World Report

Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has honored the K900 flagship sedan and the 2015 Soul urban passenger vehicle with "Best Cars for Families" awards in the Luxury Large Car and Hatchback categories, respectively. U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007, and the awards continue each vehicle's string of recent accolades from respected organizations such as Robb Report, Cars.com and Kelly Blue Book.

"Having the Soul and K900 named to U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Cars for Families' list demonstrates how far the Kia brand has come in terms of quality, safety, packaging, and amenities," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, KMA. "The entire Kia model line – including our iconic urban passenger vehicle and luxury flagship sedan – offers a winning blend of sophisticated design and user-friendly technology with a consistent emphasis on value."

The award methodology combines professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume figures and the availability of family-friendly features. Within each of 19 categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category.

"Parents might first look at Kia models for their value, but the Soul and K900 prove there are many other reasons to consider the brand," said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News Best Cars. "Features like heated rear seats, proximity key, and Kia's UVO® system work together to make family life easier and families more comfortable. Excellent safety and reliability ratings make the Kia Soul and K900 cars that families can feel good about driving."