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Two Kia Models Named ‘Parents’ Magazine and’s Best Family Cars of 2016

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The 2016 Kia Optima (pictured above) was named on the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list along with the 2016 Kia Soul

Parents across the United States will be happy to know that if they choose a Kia model, they’re making the right choice for their family. The 2016 Kia Optima and 2016 Kia Soul were recently named on the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list from Parents magazine and

This prestigious list outlines the top family-friendly vehicle picks in the automotive industry to help parents pick the right vehicles for them. The list will appear in the July issue of Parents magazine and on the magazine’s website.

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“Kia places a priority on safety as well as packing our vehicles with innovative and easy-to-use features at an outstanding value, and the recognition from Parents magazine and validates our efforts,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for Kia Motors America. “The Optima and Soul have numerous features geared toward families who are looking for advanced driver assistance systems, cutting-edge technology, spacious passenger seating, and ample cargo capacity.”

Hundreds of vehicles were rated by Parents magazine and to discover which were the best for families in the automotive industry. Each vehicle was evaluated in key areas, including safety, quality of ride, comfort and capacity, fuel efficiency, kid-friendly features, price and value, reliability, and design style.

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Kia was only one of two brands that features two vehicles on this prestigious 10 Best List, which makes the South Korean brand an extremely family-friendly one. The Soul was recognized for its ample space, low price tag (it has a base price of only $15,900), and quirky style. This list recognized the Optima for its beautiful design, advanced tech, top-notch ride, and superior fuel efficiency.