Review: 2019 Kia Models Awarded 2019 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money

 

U.S. News & World Report awards vehicles as the best cars for the money based on which model they find to have the best combination of quality and value in their respective classes. Kia tied for the most awards by any single brand, with three different models recognized. Premier Kia in Lufkin, Texas, has each of the winning models in inventory. Visit us and test drive each to see which model is the best fit.

2019 Kia Sorento

The 2019 Kia Sorento was awarded the 2019 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by U.S. News*. The Kia Sorento is a sophisticated, versatile, and competent midsize SUV. Three rows of seating accommodate up to seven passengers and give plenty of configuration options with its standard 40/20/40 split-folding second-row and 50/50 split-folding third row. With a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder 185-hp engine and an optional 290-hp 3.3-liter V6 and all-wheel drivetrain, the Sorento has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The cabin is enhanced with standard technology consisting of a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system. Additionally, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM® satellite radio, wireless phone charging, two additional USB ports, and a ten-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system are optional. The safety of all passengers remains a focus with the available surround-view monitor, lane departure warning, blind spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic warning, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection.

Starting at $26,690 MSRP

2019 Kia Soul

The 2019 Kia Soul earned the 2019 Best Compact Car for the Money by U.S. News*. The Kia Soul hatchback delivers a comfortable, roomy cabin with high-quality cloth-upholstered, or available leatherette, seats and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The base model powered by a front-wheel driving 130-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard with a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and an advanced airbag system. Optional are a 201-hp turbocharged engine, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility, navigation, keyless ignition, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, and driver attention warning.

Starting at $16,490 MSRP

2019 Kia Stinger

The 2019 Kia Stinger was awarded the 2019 Best Luxury Small Car for the Money by U.S. News*. The Kia Stinger high-performance sports car is powerful and refined. The standard powertrain employs a 255-hp 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The optional potent 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 kicks out 365-hp and goes 0 – 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Leather-trimmed, contoured 12-way power- driver’s and 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seats enhance your connection to the road. Your driving experience is heightened with the included 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, two USB ports, SiriusXM® radio with a six-speaker sound system and the available 8.0-inch touchscreen, voice-command navigation, and Harman Kardon 720-watt, fifteen-speaker premium audio system.

Starting at $32,990 MSRP

* View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.

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