hosts the Best of Awards each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. This year, the Kia brand is excited to announce that the 2017 Kia Sportage has been named the Best New Compact SUV of 2017. This means that the 2017 Kia Sportage is also in the running to win the “Best of 2017” award. Want to know more about this award show? Keep reading for additional information.

The categories for this year’s show include the Best of 2017, Best Pickup Truck of 2017, Eco-Friendly Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year, and Play Car of the Year. All vehicles that are nominated must be all-new or fully redesigned. Judges look for three key aspects in each vehicle such as quality, innovation, and value.

“It’s hard to overstate how far Kia has come in the last 15 years: The South Korean brand has steadily refined its lineup while adding features that wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury vehicle. The redesigned 2017 [Kia] Sportage compact SUV continues that trend with its distinctive styling, a roomy interior, easy-to-use technology, and upscale available features,” said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief. “The SUV segment is booming and compact SUVs are especially hot. That field is extremely competitive, but the new [Kia] Sportage is well positioned to challenge them — and win.”

The 2017 Kia Sportage was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as a Top Safety Pick+. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine.

Check out the 2017 Kia Sportage for yourself at Folsom Lake Kia near the Sacramento, CA area. We have other new and pre-owned Kia vehicles in stock that may also capture your eye. Stop by and see us soon!