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Kia Forte and Cadenza Named Best in Class
Award-winning Forte sedan continues its run as a leader in the compact car segment Cadenza’s premium design and the long list of unexpected luxury amenities help it earn high marks IRVINE, Calif., August 13, 2019 – Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrates a double AutoPacific win, as the 2019 Forte sedan and the 2019 Cadenza have been named segment winners in the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). The Forte outranked some of the segment’s toughest rivals in the compact car segment, while the Cadenza beat out industry stalwarts in the large car category.
Kia continues to position itself as a leader in design, quality, technology, and value, and the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are positive proof that we’re developing world-class products that exceed customer expectations,”
…said Michael Cole, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Kia Motors America.
With Forte and Cadenza winning their categories, Kia has proved it’s delivering exactly what buyers want in their vehicles, whether it’s a compact commuter vehicle or a larger, more luxurious sedan.
AutoPacific: most satisfying vehicles
AutoPacific’s VSAs identify the most satisfying vehicles on the market, based on more than 50,000 responses from owners of 2018 as well as 2019 cars and light trucks, which were purchased from September through December 2018. These responses measure owner satisfaction by evaluating more than 33 separate attributes ranging from interior comfort and styling to fuel economy and performance.
Winning AutoPacific’s Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction Award takes a special kind of vehicle. This year the Kia Forte Compact Car and Kia Cadenza Large Car out-pointed their competitors,”
said George Peterson, President of AutoPacific, Inc.
Kia owners are very satisfied with the products they have acquired and the value they represent.
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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*The Telluride, Sorento, and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from the U.S. and globally sourced parts.
Many customers requested an article about Kia Sorento vs Sportage. Here, we identify the differences between Kia’s top two utility vehicles. Generally, our comparisons between different brands fall under our Model Research tab, but because our Gateway Kia of Quakertown customers asked, we’ve summarized the main points here.
In our first article, we compared the Kia Sorento vs Sportage and some popular features. But, customers today lost interest in those features. Customers are more educated about the crossover classification and instead of bells-and-whistles they want information about reliability. In that regard, the 2019 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV, and the 2019 Kia Sportage is a modern compact crossover. Now, let’s dive in and identify the main distinctions between a crossover and an SUV.
Kia Sorento vs Sportage, SUV vs CUV
By definition, crossover or crossover utility vehicles (CUV) have a unibody platform (one-piece). This differs from the body-on-frame design (two-pieces) characteristics of light trucks and SUVs. Crossovers are unique because they combine features from sport utility (SUV) and passenger vehicles. These features include tall interiors and high ground clearance with all-wheel drive. They also have an independent rear suspension which makes it handle like a car. Also, CUVs are smaller, lighter in weight, and have better fuel economy than a full-size SUV.
Now you know the key differences between a crossover utility vehicle and an SUV. Let’s summarize the feature differences between the Kia Sorento vs Sportage. For 2019, both vehicles have upgraded trim options. This means the standard technology and comfort features are identical. What’s left are three primary areas, the interior space, performance, and safety.
The 2019 Kia Sorento includes a modernized spacious cabin and 1 to 3 rows of seating. That’s a 2 to 7 person seating configuration. So, there are one or three rows of seating depending on how you fold the rear seats. The Sorento also offers an incredible amount of cargo space, regardless of how you configure the rear seating. Likewise, the 2019 Kia Sportage offers one or two-row seating. Plus, the Sportage comes with a split rear seat so you can fold one rear seat down, or both. It also has respectable cargo space and dimensions for its class and its smaller size offers better gas mileage. In our opinion, the Kia Sorento is better for families, a business, or long-distance travel. And, the Sportage offers drivers convenience and better gas mileage.
Performance: Drivetrain and Fuel Mileage
Both of these vehicles have varying engine options. The compact 2019 Kia Sportage has a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 181HP. It’s also available in a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 240HP. The larger 2019 Kia Sorento options a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 185HP or a 3.3-liter V-6 at 290HP. For those wanting to hitch a trailer, the Sportage has 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. And, with select options, the Sorento has up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Next, is the subject of fuel economy. The EPA fuel mileage (MPG) here is from the lowest engine options. A larger option yields less MPG. Both models come standard with Front-wheel drive (FWD) and an All-wheel drive (AWD) option.
The 2019 Sportage FWD has an average of 23 City, 30 Highway, and a 26 Combined MPG. The AWD option has an average of 22 City, 25 Highway, and 22 Combined MPG.
The 2019 Kia Sorento FWD has an average of 22 City, 29 Highway, and 25 Combined MPG. The AWD option gets an average of 21 City. 26 Highway, and 23 Combined MPG. These readings may not seem impressive, but you can’t expect much when you increase the size of the engine.
Safety and Awards
Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) assesses new vehicles. They determine how well a vehicle protects its occupants. The IIHS also records to what extent vehicles assist drivers in avoiding accidents. In our comparing models, the 2019 Kia Sorento earned the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. And, the 2018 Kia Sportage earned the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick award. Those models included optional front crash prevention and the high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights.
Also, the 2018 Kia Sorento received the “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV In Initial Quality,” 2 Years in a Row. The 2018 Kia Sorento had the lowest rate of reported problems among midsize SUVs. That finding was part of the J.D. Power 2017-2018 Initial Quality Studies.
Interested in learning more about the Kia Sportage and Sorento? Call or visit Gateway Kia of Quakertown PA. Our qualified staff will answer any questions you might have. They can also help you schedule a test drive here in the Philadelphia area. Come in and see what Kia owners love about these impressive crossover options.
If you watch television and enjoy the creativity of commercials, then you’ll love Kia’s new 2019 Forte commercial. It’s titled “Unruled” and has a Kia Forte commercial song playing in the background. Well, it’s not actually a song, it a musical piece -Ave Maria.
Kia Forte Commercial Song
The commercial guest-stars pro race car driver Collete Davis. In the commercial, Collete launches a newly-redesigned 2019 Kia Forte over another vehicle. That other vehicle is the Red Bull Kia Forte Drift-car. The advertising team at Kia Motors America filmed Collete Davis flying through the air in slow-motion and added a classical music track in the background -Ave Maria. You can watch the commercial below.
The purpose of the commercial is to learn about the 8-inch touchscreen on the all-new 2019 Kia Forte compact car. You can watch Collete Davis put the touchscreen to the test while flying through the air. Kia’s claim at the end of the commercial is that it doesn’t have to make sense.
Because it would take thousands of dollars and hours of CGI to make the 2019 Kia Forte compact car jump over a souped-up, not-for-sale version of itself, Kia had pro race car driver Collete Davis do it in one take. You can see the making of the commercial at the very bottom.
Professional driver. Closed course. Do not attempt.
In another commercial, one without the Kia Forte commercial song playing in the background, Kia has Collete Davis demonstrate the all-new 2019 Kia Forte’s available Smart Trunk feature. The commercial features the same absurdly powerful, not-for-sale Forte drift car. Kia then challenged Collete to a high-octane game of chicken in this versatile compact car. Again, it doesn’t have to make sense, you know, nothing crazy.
Interested in learning more about the new Kia Forte? Call or visit Gateway Kia of Quakertown PA. Our qualified staff will answer any questions you have. They can also help you schedule a test drive here in the Philadelphia area. Come in and see what Kia owners love about the impressive 2019 Forte.
Quakertown is a small borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As of 2016, it had a population of 8,798, and an estimated median household income of $53,530. Because the estimated median house or condo value in that same year was slightly less than $200,000, Quakertown is not only an affordable place to live, the statistics show it’s also one of the safest. With those values, it’s not hard to understand how a Kia dealership could establish itself in this small town. The reason? Gateway Kia of Quakertown consistently delivers high value and premium customer service at an affordable price. (more…)
Ride-sharing has become more and more popular in recent years. These types of businesses help people get where they need to go and all you need is your phone! You don’t have to wait for a taxi or train to come your way, you can call a car directly to your location. It is a quick and affordable way to get to your next destination. These organizations like Uber are always looking for new drivers and Gateway Kia of Quakertown is making it easier for people to afford a new Kia vehicle to either start or continue their Uber driving career. (more…)
The all-new Kia Forte is here and it’s ready to hit the road with some new features and capabilities. Today we’re going to see what these new features have to offer and how they can improve your driving experience. Keep reading to learn more about the 2017 Kia Forte’s available technology features, which for the first time, includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. (more…)
With new vehicles come new videos that help show them off. These ads help explain new features, but they are also a good form of entertainment. Today we’re going to take a closer look at one of Kia’s most recent ads by answering the question, “What song is in the new Kia Forte commercial?”. (more…)
5 Kia Sedona Specs to up the Coolness Factor
When you think minivan, cool isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Instead of picturing Robert Downey Jr. cruising down the road in his 8-seater blaring “Back In Black” by AC/DC with a model on his arm, you tend to think of a frazzled soccer mom with 3 kids, 2 diaper bags, and way too many cheerios crushed into the seats. However, Minivans don’t have to be all function and no fun. Here’s 5 Kia Sedona specs to make you say “How cool is this minivan?” and not “Whose apple juice is this?!” (more…)
When you decide it’s time to invest in a new vehicle, you may want to know what the latest models have to offer. It can be challenging to figure out what is new with the most recent models. Today we’re going to help by taking an in-depth look at the 2017 Kia Forte release date, including what new features it has to offer. (more…)
Each year automotive brands are recognized for their hard work. There are awards for design, performance, coolest cars, best cars for families and more, but one of the most sought-after awards comes from J.D. Power. Every year this organization decides which vehicles are the most impressive when it comes to initial quality. Today we’re going to learn more by looking at the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results. (more…)