Which awards did the Kia brand and models win at the end of the year?

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards & Accolades on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at 7:22 pm
2021 Kia K5 Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

Early last month, we took a look at which of the 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards the Kia brand and some of its models won. We were excited that they claimed four of the awards, but little did we know it was just the beginning of a pretty big end of the year for Kia, as they earned a bunch more awards announced throughout December. We thought we’d just give you a quick glimpse at some of them, so you can get an idea of which vehicles even the experts are really excited about this year!

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2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

For starters, the all-new Kia Seltos took home not one, but two KBB.com Best Buy Awards for the 2021 model year. It earned both the Best Subcompact SUV and the Best New Model. Additionally, the Kia Telluride managed to repeat its success the year prior by winning Best Three-Row Midsize SUV for the second year in a row.

Best CPO Value in America by Vincentric

While this next award isn’t talking about the new vehicles of the 2021 model year, it’s still just as exciting. The Kia Rio has been recognized as having the best value among certified pre-owned vehicles in America!

2021 Edmunds Top Rated Awards

Next up, the prestigious Edmunds released its Top Rated Awards, and Kia took home a pair of them. The Edmunds Top Rated Sedan award went to the incredible new Kia K5, while the Kia Telluride earned another award, this time for the Edmunds Top Rated SUV.

2021 Intellichoice Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards

Turning back to the certified pre-owned idea, Kia earned a pair of exciting awards that speak more to the brand as a whole rather than any specific models. The automaker not only earned the Best Popular CPO Warranty award for the fourth year straight, but it also showed out in the Best Popular Brand Used Ownership Costs category for the second time.

CarBuzz 2020 People’s Car Award

The Telluride isn’t the only model to earn more than one award this year, either. The Kia K5 picked up its second honor from CarBuzz, which gave it the 2020 People’s Car Award.

2020 GOOD DESIGN Awards

Finally, the Kia K5 took home its third award while the Sorento earned one of its own, this time both within the Transportation category of the annual GOOD DESIGN Awards.

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition Exterior Driver Side Front Profile
2021 Kia Seltos Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile
2021 Kia Sorrento X-Line Exterior Driver Side Front Angle

If you’re interested in any of these award-winning vehicles, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Lehighton Kia today!