Soul, Sorento, Stinger best for the money

Soul, Sorento, Stinger best for the money 

For three generations at Barnett, we’ve brought the Twin Cities and beyond great cars for the money.

We’re still doing it. 

For the third consecutive year, Kia Soul and Sorento have been named segment winners by U.S. News & World Report for the “Best Cars for the Money” awards. In addition to the three-peat winners, the Stinger also earned an award in its first-ever win in a luxury class. U.S. News recognized vehicles across 14 categories that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value, naming Soul the “Best Compact Car for the Money”, Sorento the “Best 3-Row SUV for the Money”, and Stinger as the “Best Luxury Small Car for the Money”.

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 estimated five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

“Kia not only gives buyers plenty of high quality models to choose from, but the brand also backs them with one of the longest powertrain warranties in the industry,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “In our analysis, that warranty works to significantly reduce estimated five-year ownership costs, making the winning Kia models excellent long-term values."

 “We’re honored that U.S. News once again named the Soul and Sorento winners within their respective categories for the third year in a row,” said Orth Hedrick, Director of Car Planning and Telematics, Kia Motors America. “In addition to the win for the high-performance Stinger, this is just another piece of evidence that demonstrates our commitment to making world-class vehicles with exceptional value that continues to be unmatched.”

Sorento’s excellent U.S. News & World Report Rankings and upscale cabin helped it take the win, while Soul’s spacious interior and abundance of standard features were just some of the factors that helped it take the lead. After being eligible since it first went on sale in fall of 2017, Stinger quickly became a favorite among the judges.

 “Stinger has a potent engine lineup and lively handling, as well as a posh cabin that's loaded with features that many other luxury brands charge extra for,” said Jamie Page Deaton. “Stinger may not come from a dynastic luxury car brand, but in a short time on the market, it's more than made its mark and put the entire class on notice."

Right now at Barnett, you can save up to $7,000 off MSRP on 2018 Kia Sorento LX! Up to $7,000 off other vehicles, too, like 2018 Kia Optima EX. All part of the Kia Spring Savings Time event.

We have plenty of other offers, and everything can be found here.

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!


Offers end 4/1/19. While supplies last. See dealer for details. Sorento Stock #18490, Optima Stock #K18611.
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