Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kia K900, Souls Offer St. Louis Families Best-in-Segment Awards

Each Kia vehicle wins top honors in respective segments

As St. Louis families search for a new family vehicle, Jim Butler Kia in St. Louis has award-winning hatchbacks and luxury large cars perfect for what fits their needs. Jim Butler Kia is St. Louis’ exclusive K900 sedan dealer, and the Kia Soul is an outside-the-box hatchback that makes for a great family vehicle.

U.S. News & World Report (UNWR) ranked its best family cars for 2015 across nine segments (SUVs and minivans each had their own segments as well). Kia’s top honors were the hatchback and luxury large cars with the Soul and K900 winning their respective categories.

Kia Soul: Personality and Practicality

In UNWR’s overall review of the 2015 Kia Soul, it ranks in the Top 10 of each in affordable small cars, affordable compact cars and hatchbacks. The Soul beat out other finalists for best family hatchback such as the Ford C-Max Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3.

“The 2015 Kia Soul impresses reviewers with upscale cabin materials and an abundance of standard and optional features,” UNWR said.

Other facets of the ’15 Soul impressing judges were the spacious rear and front seats, competitive cargo space for the segment and the standard Bluetooth. More features standing out to the judges included the optional UVO infotainment system, rearview camera and panoramic sunroof.

The Kia Soul hatchback comes in three trim levels — base, Plus and Exclaim. The base trim is powered by a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, while the Plus and Exclaim have the 2.0-L I4. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and the six-speed automatic is optional.

“The Soul has an excellent combination of space, safety and reliability ratings, as well as available family-friendly features. Those factors combined make it our 2015 Best Hatchback for Families,” UNWR said.

Kia K900: Flagship Luxury Sedan without the Luxury Price Tag

Your exclusive St. Louis K900 dealer is Jim Butler Kia, and St. Louis families looking for a luxury family sedan can check out the 2015 K900, winner of UNWR’s 2015 best large luxury car for families.

The K900 continues to hold its own as a rear-wheel drive luxury five-seat sedan as it topped the Audi A7 and Cadillac XTS in UNWR’s rankings. While some luxury car aficionados might hesitate at a Kia badge on a luxury sedan, the K900 causes them to double-take with its amenities and price tag.

Comfortable and supportive seats, spacious trunk, beautiful interior design, UVO infotainment system, a long list of standard and optional features — all those characteristics families would expect to see on an Audi or Cadillac, Kia delivers at a fraction of the cost.

The 2015 K900 is powered by either a 3.6-L V6 or a 5.0-L V8 mated with the eight-speed automatic transmission.

“...the 2015 K900 delivers a smooth ride, a powerful V8 and lots of features at a good price,” UNWR said. “It has the best combination of interior space, safety and reliability ratings and available family-friendly features in its class, making it our 2015 Best Luxury Large Car for Families.”

To learn more about the 2015 Soul or K900, call us today at 888-392-6606. As your St. Louis Kia dealer, we invite you to check out  the award-winning K900 and Soul in person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler Kia, you can make your Soul and K900 purchases with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Kia dealer.

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