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2017 Kia Soul Wins “Best Family Cars of 2017” Award

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2017 Kia SoulThe 2017 Kia Soul keeps on ranking up the awards this year. Not only is it on the Kelley Blue Book’s Coolest Cars list, but Parents magazine and Edmunds has just added the Kia Soul to their list of Best Family Cars of 2017. Although this award has been around for just a decade, it’s definitely one of the top resources vehicle owners and interested buyers can turn to when buying their next car. The list features family-friendly cars to suit a variety of consumer preferences and sizing needs.

As Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello states, “This year’s top picks highlight features that support the needs of Mom and Dad, and also kid passengers of all sizes — from our newborns to our preteens.” Edmunds’ Senior Editor, Ed Hellwig, states that many of Edmunds’ editors are also parents, so they can relate to how important it is to find a car that’s safe, budget-friendly, and meets their needs and preferences. The 2017 Kia Soul excels in all three of those categories:

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1) Safety
The 2017 Kia Soul provides comprehensive safety features for drivers and their families. Hill Start Assist and Vehicle Stability Management are two main standard features. Buyers can also choose additional options like Forward Collision, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This make also includes side-impact door beams, lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), and rear child-safety door locks.

2) Affordability
The Soul has a base MSRP of $16,100. This is significantly cheaper than the MSRPs of a few of its main competitors: 2017 Toyota RAV4 ($24,410), 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback ($19,700), and 2017 Mazda CX-3 ($19,960).

3) Family-Friendly Features
The 2017 Kia Soul also delivers family-friendly technology options. The main one that’s new for this year’s model is the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible UVO3 infotainment system. The 2017 Kia Soul also features a Harman Kardon®  audio system and Bluetooth Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity with Steering-Wheel-Mounted Controls.

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The 2017 Soul’s new award is just another reason why families should consider buying this new model. It’s a savvy pick for anyone looking for a budget-friendly ride with superb safety and technological convenience.


Sources: Kia Media, Edmunds