Optima and Sportage among 2017’s Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles!—KBB.com

Optima and Sportage among 2017’s Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles!—KBB.com

Two of Kia’s most popular models—2017 Optima midsize sedan and 2017 Sportage SUV—have been named among the top 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, one of the oldest and most trusted sources for automotive consumers. The list identifies the 10 vehicles Kelley Blue Book has recognized the most often this year. In addition, Kia Motors earned its place on KBB.com’s list of the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017.

“The fact that Kia is on our prestigious list of the 10 Most Awarded brands and two Kia models made our equally prestigious 10 Most Awarded Cars list demonstrates quite clearly that the Kia brand belongs in the top echelon of carmakers competing in the North American market,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Kia continues to excel in offering cars and SUVs with a high level of both quality and value.”

Over the course of this year, the Kia Optima was named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000, while also earning a place on the Best Family Sedans list. The Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid were among the Best Hybrids Under $40,000. During that same period, the Kia Sportage grabbed Small SUV Best Buy honors as well as claiming spots on Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars and 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 lists.

“Kia is known for superior design, quality engineering and intuitive technology. Kia continues to rack up the recognition from the auto industry,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, Kia Motors America. “This latest honor from Kelley Blue Book reconfirms the Optima and Sportage as outstanding offerings in their segments and acknowledges Kia’s world-class vehicle lineup.”

Kia continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.  

At Barnett, we’re making it very, very easy for you to drive one of these popular vehicles. For example, you can lease a 2107 Kia Optima LX OR a 2017 Kia Sportage LX for 24 months for an incredible $99 a month!* Ask us for details or click here for all our current special offers and deals.

And remember, every new vehicle purchased comes with 
Barnett’s exclusive—and FREE—MILLION MILE Warranty. Ask your sales associate for all the details on that, too. Come see us soon at Barnett Kia on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake!

*24-month lease, 12,000 miles per year. Optima $2,999 Cap Cost Reduction plus first month’s payment, tax, title, license, and fees due at signing: Sportage $3,599. Security deposit waived. Includes all available rebates to dealer. For qualified leases. Lease from Kia Motors Finance on approved credit. Does not include military or college grad discounts. Must take delivery from retail stock by 9/5/17.  Optima Stock #K17281, MRSP $23,285; Sportage Stock #K17217, MRSP $24,070.

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