Recognition for the 2016 Sorento
Kia's lineup is making an impression. Discover the accolades that the 2016 Sorento has received.
 
 
Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in Motorweek's
Driver's Choice Awards

Recognized for its iconic style, impressive power, and class-leading range and roominess, the 2015 Soul EV earned the honor of Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in MotorWeek's 34th annual Drivers' Choice Awards. MotorWeek, television's longest-running automotive series, analyzes trends, new products, and advanced technology to produce a winners list that helps serve as a car-buying guide for its nationwide viewers.
 
  
 
 
 
 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2015 Forte
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 
A Consumers Digest Best Buy for the 2015 Optima
"Best Buy" recipients are based on what vehicles Consumers Digest believes offers the most value for the money in their respective vehicle classes. The concept of "value," according to Consumers Digest, is based on a vehicle's purchase price and ownership costs relative to subjective factors like comfort, performance, styling and utility.

 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2015 Optima
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the
2015 Optima Hybrid

Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 
2015 Sedona Named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick
To qualify for 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2015 Sorento
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 
2015 Most Popular on Edmunds.com
The 2015 Most Popular on Edmunds.com vehicle list was derived by finding the three models in each vehicle segment with the highest "car-shopper consideration." "Car-shopper consideration" means the total of the monthly unique desktop website visitors (measured by unique cookies) during January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 to the research and inventory pages, including model year detail pages (core pages), reviews, build and price tools and new car inventory, on Edmunds.com for each new model from January 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014.

 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2015 Soul
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.

 
2015 Soul Named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick
To qualify for 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the
2015 Sportage AWD

Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 
Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new- vehicle ownership, this award is based on problems that have caused a complete breakdown or malfunction, or where controls or features may work as designed, but are difficult to use or understand.

 
2014 Kia Cadenza wins 2014 International Car of the Year Award, Presented by Road & Travel Managizne©
In 1996, the ICOTY Awards pioneered the 'emotional connection' (theme) as it related to cars and consumers to help raise awareness that people have strong feelings about their vehicles throughout the purchasing process and ownership. It's not, nor has ever been, just about camshafts and chrome. It's about how cars reflect our personalities and status in life.

  
2014 Cadenza Named a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Winners of the 2013 Top Safety Pick must receive the highest rating of "Good" in all 4 of our crashworthiness tests (frontal offset, side, rear, and roof strength). Winners must also have electronic stability control.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Forte named Best New Compact Sedan by Cars.com
Cars.com editors picked six cars to compete for the annual award, and the Forte topped its segment with its style, performance, and value. The Forte stood out in its category for offering a wide variety of features and options, edgy styling, and a comfortable ride.

 
2014 Forte Sedan named Winner of the Cars.com / USA TODAY / Motorweek Compact Sedan Challenge
The Forte won the challenge with its good looks and mix of features. Scores were based on interior quality, comfort, tech/entertainent, visibility, handling, ride, acceleration, noise, and overall worth.

 
US EPA SmartWay Certification Mark
The SmartWay certification mark is achieved if a vehicle receives a minimum of a 6 on both the Greenhouse Gas Score and the Air Pollution Score AND receives a combination of 13 or higher.


2014 Forte named a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Winners of the 2013 Top Safety Pick must receive the highest rating of "Good" in all 4 of our crashworthiness tests (frontal offset, side, rear, and roof strength). Winners must also have electronic stability control.
 
 
Leader in Strategic Vision's 2014 Total Quality Award for
Best Mid-Size Car

STRATEGIC VISION has developed and administered a survey of new vehicle owners entitled the "2014 New Vehicle Expereince Study" ("Vehicle Study", "Study", NVES).

 
2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick
To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.

 
A Top 10 Lease Expensive Midsize Sedan for 2014
The midsized sedans on Edmunds.com's list are spacious enough to get you and your brood where you're going in comfort, and many are loaded with family-friendly convenience and technology features. Many also feature rebates and incentives to save even more.

 
US EPA SmartWay Certification Mark
US EPA SmartWay Certification Mark The SmartWay certification mark is achieved if a vehicle receives a minimum of a 6 on both the Greenhouse Gas Score and the Air Pollution Score AND receives a combination of 13 or higher.

 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2014 Optima
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Leader in Strategic Vision's 2014 Total Quality Award for
Best Mid-Size Car

STRATEGIC VISION has developed and administered a survey of new vehicle owners entitled the "2014 New Vehicle Expereince Study" ("Vehicle Study", "Study", NVES).

 
NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2014 Soul
Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about safety feature performance and crash avoidance technologies.

 
2014 Soul named Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year
in the Urban Segment

The Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year program recognizes vehicles which best meet the needs of buyers with active lifestyles through its awards, and gives the automakers opportunities to interact with elite and area athletes at an annual ride-and-drive program.

 
A Top 10 Best Car for Short Drivers for 2013
Edmunds.com noted that the 2014 Soul has loads of available features, an attractive cabin with user-friendly controls and ample passenger space.