May 26

How to Choose the Most Family-Friendly Kia


Now that you’ve spent a lot of time searching for the perfect stroller, it’s time to find the ideal family car. There are several things to consider, starting with safety. Next is space—not just seating space, but also cargo space. While seating space isn’t a big issue when your kids are young, having enough room in the cargo area for strollers, diaper bags, toys, and more is crucial. Reliability is another concern; you don’t want to be stuck anywhere with a car that won’t run.

Kia offers a range of award-winning vehicles perfect for families. Here are three popular options:

Kia Soul

The Kia Soul offers the room of a mid-size sedan inside with the compact profile of a small car. It’s won U.S. News & World Report’s Compact Car and Compact Hatchback for Families awards. With 24/31 mpg and seven years on the IIHS Top Safety Picks list, it now includes lane departure and forward collision warning for added safety.

Kia Optima

Named one of Kelly Blue Book’s top 16 family-friendly cars, the 2016 Kia Optima excels in interior space, safety features, and quality. It offers 104.8 cubic feet of passenger space with options like Nappa leather or easy-to-clean cloth seating. All rear seats have LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) and child-safety locks on rear doors. The 2015 model received a 5-star initial quality rating from J.D. Power.

Kia Sedona

For decades, minivans have topped family vehicle lists, and the Kia Sedona continues this tradition. It boasts three rows of seating as standard, including optional Stow-n-Go captain’s seats in the middle row that rotate 180 degrees for fun activities on family trips. Two large sliding doors make loading and unloading kids easier, and there’s ample space in the back for all your essentials. The Sedona is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Kia’s commitment to quality and reliability is evident with models like the 2015 Sorento and Soul, rated among the most reliable cars by J.D. Power & Associates. Kia ranks number two for initial quality among all non-luxury vehicles. No matter which Kia you choose, you and your family are sure to enjoy many safe and enjoyable miles.


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