When customers are flocking to our lot here at Jim Butler Kia of St Louis, we admit that large scores of them are concerned with the bottom line. What a vehicle really offers in terms of a low price and features is frequently the absolute most important thing on the agenda for many getting ready to purchase. Fortunately, Kia doles out the best in the value category once again: both the 2018 Kia Soul and Sorento were announced as the victorious winners of U.S. News & World Report's Best Cars For the Money awards. The awards recognize vehicles across 14 categories that represent the winning combination of value and quality.
The Soul was honored for the Best Compact Car for the Money, and Sorento claimed the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money in this year's sparring-off of value-minded vehicles. We are all very proud of this recent achievement, which shows how Kia vehicles are not only fun to drive, but possess the ability to boast a low total cost of ownership. The U.S. News and World Report rankings do the duty of comparing cars based on the elements of reliability, safety, value, and the opinions of industry experts. This is the second consecutive year of winning, and both of these cars continue to be leaders in their own classes, by offering buyers a smart balance of quality features, utility, performance, and comfort.
As the “Best Compact Car for the Money”, the 2018 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle offers up a funky, fun, and longstanding practical approach to anyone's everyday drive. The 2018 model focuses on the expansion of available UVO eServices across the model range, and the addition of the innovative infotainment system to the Base Convenience Package as standard equipment. The Soul Plus Primo Package adds Smart Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking, providing a sense of unparalleled modern safety precaution, and peace of mind. The new Plus Primo “Lit” Package adds LED positioning lights and HID headlights to enhance the on-road presence and appeal.
The wildly popular 2018 Sorento SUV was named the “Best 3-row SUV for the Money”, and is widely-known for its stellar technology offerings. You now get a 3rd-row seat as standard on all 2.4-liter all-wheel-drive and 2.4-liter LX AWD models. The driver assistance features on this vehicle really take the cake: Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Dynamic Bending Lights are all included to keep your safety level at a monumental high. We are wildly excited to see our vehicles rank so high in a category of awards that is so crucial to everyday living: vehicles ranked high in the value factor are always going to be the innovative change the auto world is currently so hungry for!