Sportage an AutoPacific ‘Ideal Vehicle’, Sorento gets highest IIHS Safety Award.

Sportage an AutoPacific ‘Ideal Vehicle’,
Sorento gets highest IIHS Safety Award.

The boldly designed Kia Sportage has won AutoPacific’s 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA), earning the highest marks in the Compact Crossover SUV category. The IVA is the Sportage’s second honor from AutoPacific following the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) earlier this summer.
AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. Their IVA is based on over 54,000 responses from owners of new model year 2016 and 2017 vehicles following the first 90 days of ownership. The national survey focuses on 15 key categories owners would prefer to change in their vehicle, including ride and handling, interior storage, safety features, power and acceleration, and technology. Vehicles that received the fewest requested changes were named winners of the IVA.

“We’re honored to hear that the Sportage has earned AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award and that we are succeeding in our mission to provide our customers with world-class products,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia vice president of product planning. “The fourth-generation Sportage is the best iteration of our esteemed nameplate, now with a stellar combination of sharp design, clever utility and advanced safety features.”

The 2017 Kia Sportage SUV, the fourth generation of Kia Motors America’s longest-running nameplate, wraps a stunning and contemporary design around a structure that is both stiffer and more spacious than ever before. Advanced driver assistance systems, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD vastly improve the Kia Sportage’s driving dynamics while premium materials and world-class craftsmanship create a class-up experience in an otherwise utilitarian segment. The Kia Sportage boasts a roomier, more luxurious cabin featuring an impressive level of craftsmanship, with high-quality soft-touch materials and a range of technologies improving overall comfort, convenience, and connectivity. Updates to the drivetrain provide enhanced efficiency and performance, while changes to the suspension deliver better ride and handling. Kia Sportage is available in three distinct trim levels (LX, EX, SX Turbo) and comes with Kia’s industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. 

Now, about Kia Sorento

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to 2018 Kia Sorentos built after May 2017 when equipped with newly acceptable-rated headlights offered on the SX Limited and the SX with Advanced Technology package.

To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS testing parameters require a vehicle earn “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints—as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in headlight testing.

“Kia’s commitment to building durable, capable vehicles is underscored by Sorento receiving this tremendous safety accolade,” said Hedrick. “The highest possible safety rating from IIHS for Sorento bookends the recent J.D. Power Initial Quality award.”

The 2018 Kia Sorento offers refined utility and advanced technology, as well as a new convenience package for greater flexibility – the LX Cool & Connected Package. In addition, a third-row seat is now standard on all 3.3L V6 and 2.4L I-4 AWD models and optional on 2.4L I-4 FWD models. Available advanced driver assistance systems include Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning.

Right now at Barnett, you can lease an “Ideal” 2017 Sportage LX for 24 months for an amazing $99 a month!* And a 2017 Sorento is priced at just $20,999.** 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!

*Stock #K17217. MRSP $24,070. $3,799 down plus first month’s payment, tax, title, license, and fees due at signing. 12,000 miles per year. 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 10/2/17.  
**Stock #K17634. MSRP $26,685. See dealer for details. Does not include military or college grad discounts.  Must take from dealer stock.  Offer ends 10/2/17.

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