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Soul and Sorento Earn Best Cars for the Money from US News & World Report

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2017 Kia Soul-Best Compact Car for the Money

The 2017 Kia Soul has been named the Best Compact Car for the Money by US News & World Report

Recognized by US News & World Report, and judged against 20 categories that offer customers the ultimate pairing of quality and value, the Soul was named Best Compact Car for the Money while the Sorento earned the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money for 2017.

Learn More: See what makes Soul Best Compact for the Money

Vehicle rankings were based on safety, reliability, and industry experts’ shared opinions, as well as the value each car offered to consumers. The value was a result of the vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle when US News & World Report announced the awards.

2017 Kia Sorento-Best 3-Row SUV for the Money

The 2017 Kia Sorento was named Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by US News & World Report

“The Kia Soul and Kia Sorento were both named as winners in our Best Cars for the Money Awards because both present excellent long-term value in their respective classes. The Soul stands out among compact cars for its abundance of cargo and passenger space and modern interior design, all for an excellent price,” said Colin Aylesworth, US News Senior Editor. “Like the Soul, the Sorento presents a great value to shoppers in the midsize SUV class. In addition to a great starting price, the Sorento offers user-friendly tech features, great fuel economy with its base engine, and available third-row seating.”

In addition to the value it bestows to consumers, the 2017 Soul Exclaim gains a 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, an increase of 40 horsepower. The 2017 Sorento now offers a range of driver assistance features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Dynamic Bending Lights.

More Awards for the Soul: Soul wins Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs Award