Now that you have spent an inordinate amount of time searching for that perfect stroller, the time has come for you to find the ideal family car. There are so many things you need to consider in your search, starting with safety. Next up on the list is space, not just seating space, cargo space as well. When your kids are young seating space is not really an issue, but having enough room in the cargo area for strollers, diaper bags, toys, and everything else certainly is. Reliability should be another concern as the last thing you want is to be stuck virtually anywhere with a car that won’t run. Kia offers a number of award-winning vehicles that offer you exceptional family cares, here are three of the most popular Kia family-friendly vehicles to consider.
The Kia Soul offers all of the room of a mid-size sedan on the inside with the parking profile of a compact car. U.S. News & World report declared the 2016 Soul winner of the Compact Car and Compact Hatchback for Families category and for good reason. It offers 24/31 mpg and for the past seven years has been named to the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Picks list. For added safety the Soul now offers lane departure and forward collision warning.
The 2016 Kia Optima has been named as one of the top 16 family-friendly cars by Kelly Blue Book. Among the many features considered for a vehicle to make this list are interior space, safety features, and quality. The Optima offers 104.8 cubic feet of passenger space with your choice of Nappa leather or easy to clean cloth seating. As with all Kia models, the Optima offers LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) on all rear seats and child-safety locks on the rear doors. J.D. Powers awarded 5 out of 5 stars for initial quality for the 2015 model.
When it comes to family-friendly vehicles, the minivan has been at the top of most buyers lists for decades. The Kia Sedona takes this concept to a new height with three rows of seating standard fare including an optional pair of Stow-n-Go captain’s seats in the middle row that can be turned 180 degrees so that those in the second and third rows can engage in fun activities such as games on those long family trips. Two large sliding doors make getting the kids in and out much easier and there is plenty of space in the back for everything you will ever need to take with you on the go. The Sedona is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Kia continues to make great strides in overall quality and reliability with two models, the 2015 Sorento mid-size SUV, and Soul compact MPV being rated as among the most reliable cars on the market by J.D. Power & Associates. In fact, Kia is currently ranked at the number two spot for initial quality among all non-luxury vehicles. No matter which Kia you buy, you and your family are sure to enjoy many fun and trouble free miles.
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