Best Cars for the Money? Try Soul and Sorento

Best Cars for the Money? Try Soul and Sorento

2017 Soul and Sorento have received 2017 “Best Cars for the Money” awards from U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News recognized vehicles across 20 categories that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value, naming Soul Best Compact Car for the Money and Sorento the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.

“Soul and Sorento present excellent long-term value in their respective classes,” said Colin Aylesworth, U.S. News Senior Editor. “Soul stands out among compact cars for its abundance of cargo and passenger space and modern interior design, all for an excellent price. The Sorento presents a great value to shoppers in the midsize SUV class. In addition to a great starting price, the Sorento offers user-friendly tech features, great fuel economy with its base engine, and available third-row seating.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts' opinions, along with value, which is measured by a combination of a vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

“We’re honored that U.S. News named Soul and Sorento winners within their respective categories for 2017,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia vice president, product planning. “The entire Kia model line—including our iconic urban passenger vehicle and three-row SUV—offers a winning blend of sophisticated design and user-friendly technology with a consistent emphasis on value.”

For 2017, Soul Exclaim gains a 201hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine for more fun than ever. Though the 1.6L turbo engine adds another 40hp, fuel economy is 28 MPG, city and highway combined—slightly better than the combined mileage of the 2.0L normally-aspirated 161hp engine in the Soul Plus and in the Soul Base 1.6L, which produces 130hp. Performance in the turbocharged Exclaim is further enhanced by the addition of a new 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which contributes to a more engaging driving experience. Other new options for the 2017 model year are convenience systems such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection. The 2017 Exclaim also gets standard UVO3 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2017 Sorento offers a host of previously unavailable driver assistance features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Dynamic Bending Lights. When equipped with optional front-crash prevention, Sorento is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). 

Right now at Barnett, the new TURBOCHARGED Soul is now available and in stock and you can lease a new Soul for an unbelievable $99 a month. Or, if you prefer the Sorento, you can buy a new 2016 Sorento starting as low as $21,999. Click here for information on these and other amazing offers at Barnett Kia today! 

And, of course, 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!
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