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By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Kia Rio, Kia Soul on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6:27 pm

2019 Kia Soul and Rio Named Best Buy Award Winners 

Kia is often praised by various car experts and enthusiasts with their lineup of affordable and efficient vehicles be awarded individually as well.  Well this time, Consumer Guide® Automotive had the 2019 Kia Soul and Rio named Best Buy Award winners for the subcompact car segment. 

“Kia’s two 2019 Best Buy Awards demonstrate the brand’s ability to build high-value vehicles that offer car buyers levels of comfort and refinement that are generally found in more expensive offerings.” – Tom Appel, Publisher, Consumer Guide® Automotive 

2019 Kia Soul cargo area2019 Kia Soul wins 2019 Best Buy Award for Subcompact Cars. 

“The Kia Soul earns our Best Buy honors primarily for its excellent passenger and cargo accommodations and its value pricing.” – Tom Appel 

The 2019 Kia Soul has already been awarded with various other prestigious accolades that, like Consumer Guide® Automotive, recognize its accommodating and versatile interior.  In fact, without its Cargo Under Tray and with the rear seats folded, the Soul offers a total of 61.3 cubic feet of cargo room.  And it features up to 101 cubic feet of passenger space that allows everyone to feel comfortable and less cramped during a trip.  Plus, with the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat, it is easy to adjust the interior space to meet your needs for passengers and cargo alike.  The 2019 Kia Soul has a starting MSRP of $16,490. 


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2019 Kia Rio driving on a road2019 Kia Rio wins 2019 Best Buy Award for Subcompact Cars. 

“Kia Rio warrants our Best Buy honors for its impressive value and refinement for the price.  Rio is one of the best-riding and quietest vehicles in its class.” – Tom Appel 

The 2019 Kia Rio is very adaptable and many drivers like having the option of a sedan version or a hatchback version.  It offers plenty of fuel efficiency at very affordable prices and also has the option for manual or automatic transmission.  This is why the Rio is often praised for its thrilling and easy-to-handle driving performance, with editors at the Consumer Guide® Automotive pleasantly surprised at the experience.  There are also a number of advanced driver-assistive technologies and comfort features that can be added to the Rio while still staying incredibly affordable compared to other models in its class.  The 2019 Kia Rio starts at $15,300.


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