Kia named ‘Best SUV Brand’, taking title from Honda

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Vehicle Brand Awards, the “Best SUV Brand” is Kia, an accolade that knocks Honda from the #1 position it has held since 2016.

The awards evaluate 35 automakers and recognize industry-wide excellence for cars, SUVs, trucks, and luxury vehicles. To find the winners, U.S. News & World Report averaged the overall score of a brand’s eligible products. The overall scores are sourced directly from the U.S. News Best Cars rankings, which are based on safety scores, reliability data and the opinions of automotive press.

During the “Kia Holiday Sticker Sales Event” here at Barnett Kia, you can lease a new 2020 Kia Sportage LX for only $159 a month*. Think about that, only $159 a month from the best SUV Brand!

“Kia offers a vehicle for every lifestyle, with a lineup of SUVs and crossovers offering superior quality, design, performance and practicality,” said Kia Motors America president Michael Cole. “Earning a Best Vehicle Brand award in the highly competitive SUV segment is an honor and a testament to Kia’s commitment to delivering exceptional vehicles that appeal to today’s buyer.”
Whether consumers are looking for eye-catching style and utility in the Niro hybrid, crossover capability and advanced technology in the Sportage, a refined ride in the Sorento SUV, or rugged luxury in the Telluride, those who discover Kia will be impressed by the brand’s world-class lineup.

“Kia’s investment in all of their SUVs has paid off with a full lineup of top-notch models,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News Best Cars. “No matter what size SUV you’re looking for, Kia has one that will work perfectly.”

Kia also has received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership.

U.S. News & World Report also has named the 2019 Kia Forte the “Best Car for Teens, $25k to $30k”. Vehicles were evaluated based on predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores and available advanced driver assistance features. Forte was applauded for reliability as well as the vehicle’s numerous Kia Drive Wise advanced driver assistance technologies.

The “Kia Holiday Sticker Sales Event” means you can drive a 2019 Kia Forte LXS for just $202 a month…and that’s with ZERO DOWN**!

You’ll find plenty of other amazing Holiday offers, too, all of them right 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!

Offer ends 12/2/19. On approved credit. Must finance with KMF. Includes $500 VIN Sticker Bonus Cash. KMF lease cash to dealer. For qualified leases. Does not include military discount. Specific VINs only. See dealer for details. Security deposit not included. *24 months, 12,000 miles per year. $2,999 down plus tax, license, fees and $159 first month's payment due at signing. Stock #K20058. MSRP $25,230. **36 months, 10,000 miles per year. $0 cap cost reduction. Tax, license, fees plus $202 first month's payment due at signing. Stock #K19498. MSRP $20,490.

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