U.S. News and World Report recently announced that two of the top cars for families for 2017 are the KIA Cadenza and the KIA Soul. U.S. News and World Report evaluated 211 different models of cars, SUVs, and minivans currently offered at car dealerships near you and took into account various ranking factors, including:
- The number of family-friendly features and options.
- The cargo volume of the vehicles.
- Safety ratings and reviews.
- The seating availability of the vehicles.
- Automobile reviews from professional and reliable sources.
- Vehicle reliability reviews and ratings.
- Affordability of the vehicle for families.
The awards were based upon eighteen different vehicle categories, and those that received the highest scores within their respective category were named the top vehicle in that class for families.
2017 KIA Cadenza
The Cadenza is classified as a full-sized luxury car and went up against eleven other models from competitors. What makes the 2017 Cadenza the perfect choice for families is the range of technology features and family-friendly ergonomics, with plenty of interior space for children, tweens, teens, parents, and grandparents.
The vehicle is easily accessible without height restrictions, while, at the same time, this makes it easy for shorter drivers to easily see over the dash. In addition, the Cadenza features UV-tinted rear windows to help keep passengers in the backseat cool and comfortable.
2017 KIA Soul
The Soul was ranked in the compact car category and went up against many of the leading car manufacturers and twenty other vehicles. The KIA Soul was chosen for many of the same reasons as the Cadenza. It has ideal ergonomics, with the latest technology features and options. The vehicle is not too high or too low off the ground, so entering and exiting is easy for children and people of all ages. There is also plenty of legroom and headroom inside the vehicle.
Award Winning Features on Both KIA Vehicles
One feature that is found on both the Cadenza and Soul that sets it apart from the competition is the overall value and affordability in their respective car classes. Other technology features that made these vehicles top choices were KIA’s UVO free e-services and teen driver controls.
UVO uses voice recognition and ties into several different car features and functions, which makes it easier for drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and focus on the road. UVO also integrates easily with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ apps.
For parents with teen drivers, KIA’s UVO app offers several beneficial features available on both the Cadenza and Soul, including:
- Geo Fence – Alerts parents when their KIA has been taken outside of a pre-determined area.
- Speed Alert – Alerts parents when teens exceed preset speed limits.
- Find My Car – Allows parents to easily find where their KIA is.
- Curfew Limit – Parents are alerted if their teen is out past his or her curfew in the KIA.
To learn more about either of these award-winning family KIA vehicles, please feel free to visit your local Community Cars KIA dealer today or call us at 888-340-0339!