If you’ll be sharing your new car with a new driver, these are the models to consider

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Shareable, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Best Kia Vehicles for New Drivers in 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has started for most people in our area or will be starting very soon. If you have older students at or near driving age, you’re probably looking for vehicle options. Thankfully, U.S. News & World Report has picked the best Kia vehicles for new drivers in 2019 as the Forte compact sedan and Soul compact crossover SUV/wagon. For those who might be new to buying cars, U.S. News & World Report is one of the most respected consumer advocacy publications. The magazine tested several vehicles in areas like reliability scores, safety scores and the availability of advanced crash avoidance systems. Both Kia vehicles ranked among the best of the group with a price range between $25,000 and $30,000.

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“We are honored that Forte and Soul took the top spot in their respective segments,” Orth Hedrick, executive director, Car Planning & Technology, Kia Motors America, said in a press release. “These wins reflect Kia’s ‘Give It Everything’ spirit, the commitment to deliver world-class vehicles that stand out from the competition with a plethora of standard equipment, industry-leading warranty and outstanding craftsmanship.”

Why was the 2019 Forte chosen?

U.S. News & World Report had a lot of outstanding things to say about the 2019 Kia Forte. First, the publication was very high on the abundant features included in the Kia Drive Wise suite of advanced safety technology. These systems are built to help drivers avoid dangerous situations. Additionally, the 2019 Forte was praised for having a well-equipped and well-appointed interior with the latest connectivity technology. Finally, the vehicle’s fuel economy scores were also a strength.

Learn more about the 2019 Kia Forte

A photo of the 2019 Kia Forte on the road.

Why should I buy the 2020 Soul?

The 2020 Kia Soul was completely redesigned for the new model year. U.S. News & World Report liked how the 2020 Soul was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2020 Soul also features Kia Drive Wise technology and an advanced infotainment system that is standard equipment across much of the unique platform’s trim ladder. Much of the vehicle’s technology is controlled through a seven-inch touchscreen and it’s compatible with popular smartphone apps.

Learn more about the 2020 Kia Soul

A photo of the 2020 Kia Soul riding through the desert.

If you’d like to take a look at either one of these vehicles, you can schedule an appointment with a Kia of Mankato product expert today.

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