Kia Awards & Recognition of 2017 and 2018

The facts don't lie: Kia models are not merely affordable, but also some of the best-built vehicles you can buy today. Just look at a few of the most recent accolades Kia has received:

  • In 2017 Kia was named #1 of all surveyed auto brands in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the second year in a row!
  • Kia was one of Kelley Blue Books "10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017".
  • In 2017, Kia was ranked among Interbrand's "Best Global Brands", earning a place on the list, which spans over a dozen countries and industries, for the sixth year in a row.

You learn more about how each individual model in the new Kia lineup has sent the industry experts buzzing in the list below. To browse the new lineup of award-winning cars, SUVs, and crossovers available at Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO, head over to our online inventory.

  

Kia Forte Awards


Safety

  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2018 model year
  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2017 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model year
Quality/Value
  • J.D. Power "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality" of 2017 for the 2017 model year

Kia Optima Awards


Safety

  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2018 model year
  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2017 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2016 model year
Quality/Value
  • Kelley Blue Book "10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017" for the 2017 model year

Kia Sorento Awards


Safety

  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2018 model year
  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2017 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2018 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2017 model year
  • 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model yearr
Quality/Value
  • U.S. News & World Report "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • J.D. Power "Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" of 2017 for the 2017 model year


Kia Soul Awards


Safety

  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model year
Quality/Value
  • U.S. News & World Report "Best Large Car for Families" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • J.D. Power "Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality" of 2017 for the 2017 model year

Kia Cadenza Awards


Safety

  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2018 model year
  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2017 model year
  • 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model year
Quality/Value
  • U.S. News & World Report "Best Compact Car for the Money" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • U.S. News & World Report "Best Compact Car for Families" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • J.D. Power "Highest Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • Kelley Blue Book "10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2017" for the 2017 model year

Kia Niro Awards


Quality/Value
  • J.D. Power "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" of 2017 for the 2017 model year
  • Kelley Blue Book "10 Best Hybrid Car Under $40,000 of 2017" for the 2017 model year

 

 Kia Sportage Awards


Safety

  • NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating for the 2017 model year
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2017 model year
  • 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the 2017 model year

Do you have questions about any of the models for sale at Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO? Please reach out to a product specialist at our dealership by email or by calling (866) 825-9532. Our Kia dealership offers specials and incentives on new 2017 and 2018 Kia models each month, so take advantage of the great selection and prices at Youngblood Kia today!