U.S. News & World Report praised a slew of cars that offered drivers the very best combination of quality and value, but only one car in each class could take home the gold. U.S. News named the Kia Soul the Best Compact Car for the Money and the Sorento the Best Three-Row SUV.

“We’re honored that U.S. News named the Soul and Sorento winners within their respective categories for 2017,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “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.”

Cars were evaluated on safety, reliability and industry experts' opinions. Other factors also played a role in the decision like the combination of a vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the car at the time the awards were published.

“The Kia Soul and Kia Sorento were both named as winners in our Best Cars for the Money Awards because both present excellent long-term value in their respective classes. The Soul stands out among compact cars for its abundance of cargo and passenger space and modern interior design, all for an excellent price,” said Colin Aylesworth, U.S. News Senior Editor. “Like the Soul, 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.”

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