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Three Kia Vehicles Named 2019 Best Cars for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

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2019 Kia Sorento interior
The Sorento’s luxurious cabin earned much praise
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For the third consecutive year, the Kia Sorento and Soul have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Best Cars for the Money in their segments (3-Row SUV and Compact Car, respectively). New to the lineup of winning Kia vehicles is the Stinger, which won its first win in a luxury class (Best Luxury Small Car).

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“We’re honored that U.S. News once again named the Soul and Sorento winners within their respective categories for the third year in a row,” said Orth Hedrick, Director of Car Planning and Telematics, Kia Motors America. “In addition to the win for the high-performance Stinger, this is just another piece of evidence that demonstrates our commitment to making world-class vehicles with exceptional value that continues to be unmatched.”

The rankings from U.S. News & World Report are drawn from critiques surrounding the reliability, safety, and value of each vehicle. For the Sorento, its upscale cabin and high-quality materials helped it achieve the win. Meanwhile, the Soul was praised for its many standard features and roomy interior.

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However, the Stinger was the standout and has been from the moment it hit the market. “The Stinger has a potent engine lineup and lively handling, as well as a posh cabin that’s loaded with features that many other luxury brands charge extra for,” said Jamie Page Deaton. The Stinger may not come from a dynastic luxury car brand, but in a short time on the market, it’s more than made its mark and put the entire class on notice.”