Each Kia SUV has a distinct personality. Steadily loved and recognized Kia SUVs include the Sportage and Sorento. Latest SUV from Kia, the Telluride is also recognized for its performance and design. The 2019 Sorento was ranked among the IIHS Top Safety Picks. The Sportage was also among the safest models picked by IIHS for the 2018 model year. What’s more, the 2020 Telluride swept the No.1 position across three awards.
Choosing the right SUV for you, your family, and your lifestyle can be challenging. In order to narrow down options, ask yourself some key questions like:
⍰ What is my budget?
⍰ How many seats do I need?
⍰ How much storage room do I need?
⍰ How crucial is fuel efficiency?
⍰ Will I be off-roading anytime soon?
The Sportage has an outstanding track record, having won all three globally notable design awards such as the Good Design Award and iF Design Award in 2016. With more than 5.5 million cars sold worldwide, it was also one of the Top Safety Picks by IIHs and received a 5-star safety rating from the 2019 U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was ranked #1 in Compact SUV segment by J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) and Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The Sportage was also selected as the 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) Winner by AutoPacific. It is a highly versatile SUV with well-formed interior, smart features, and a smooth drive.
Given a 5-star safety rating from the 2019 U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Sorento was awarded Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), the highest safety rating by Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) in 2019. In 2018, it was chosen as the midsize SUV segment winner by J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, and in 2016, it was awarded ‘Most Loved Vehicle’ in the highly-competitive midsize CUV segment by Strategic Vision. Having received international recognition for its presentation and performance, the Sorento comes with a formidable infotainment system and excellent riding comfort at a reasonable price. It is a strong driver of the Kia RV sales, with more than 5,000 cars sold monthly and total sales of 3.28 million cars sold worldwide.
The Telluride swept first place at numerous awards. In 2019, it was selected as the SUV category winner at the foremost Texas Off-road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association, beating nearly a dozen SUVs in the category. In the same year, the Telluride had been chosen as the “mid- and the full-size CUV” category winner by Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) at its 25th annual Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event, also known as “Mudfest. The Telluride also clinched the No.1 position in the Texas Auto Roundup, blowing people away with its off-road competence and a polished driving experience that beat many of the long-standing models.
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